Kawuras

A Film by A. Meves , L. Sichau, and J. Dohle-Friederici

Synopsis

One morning, Mr. Kawuras awakens with a ball on his head. At first nothing in his daily routine changes, as usual Kawuras gets ready to go out.
But outside, his appearance arouses curiosity, the ball attracts the interest of people in the public space and seems to be a fascinating skill. Kawuras performs with virtuosity a juggling show in front of people waiting in a train station, who become more and more agitated. After becoming delirious Kawuras faints and regains consciousness in the hospital, where he is diagnosed with a deadly disease and is being told that he has few time to live.
There is no way out, but nevertheless the end is not as it is supposed to be.

Director

  • Picture of A. Meves © Andreas Meves

    A. Meves

    Andreas Meves (*30.04.1985) studies philosophy, history and art history. Besides his studies he works in a production company for film and media (www.pando-diferente.com). As the manager of the cinema Karlstorkino in Heidelberg and project director of the student medialaboratory wildwelle.de he has many experiences and contacts from diverse film projects.

  • Picture of L. Sichau © Lars Sichau

    L. Sichau

    Lars Sichau (*11.02.1987) is expecting his first child this year and studies biology and history in Heidelberg. He worked for many years as social worker for young people and children. During the principal photography he proofed to be a forceful film director keeping track of everything.

  • Picture of H. Lackus © Hendrik Lackus

    H. Lackus

    Hendrik Lackus (*24.5.1988) studies psychology and works after several stays in Romania as interpreter and translator for romanian immigrants in Berlin. He wrote down the many ideas that were conceived for the scenario.

  • Picture of J. Dohle-Friederici ©

    J. Dohle-Friederici

    This association traces back to Juri Dohle-Friederici (*19.11.1987; † 15.11.2010). He gathered a group of friends and worked out his ideas for the movie Kawuras with them. Before the project could become more concrete he died of his cancer disease after four years of fighting it. In the years before his death a small handcamera was his constant companion. He documented his daily life with it but also filmed the short movie Dimensionsloch 31.4, that has had success at festivals. In both of his movies he deals with his disease.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC*
    GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Short film program, USA)September 21, 2014
  • 20th FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Out of Competition, Germany)December 4, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • *JURY SELECTION*
    18th JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL (Award-Ceremony, Japan)February 2, 2015
  • 5th BELOIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA) February 20, 2015
  • FLIMMERZIMMER (Screening, Berlin, Germany)February 26, 2015
  • 3rd INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL – IMF 2015 (Official Selection, Cyprus)March 26, 2015
  • *WINNER CATEGORY FICTION*
    4th INTERNATIONAL TOUR FILM FEST (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)July 3, 2015
  • 30th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FILM AMATEUR DE KELIBIA (FIFAK) (Int’l Competition, Tunisia)August 9, 2015
  • 64th INTERNATIONALES FILMFESTIVAL MANNHEIM-HEIDELBERG (Competition, Germany)October 9, 2015
  • TAKAMATSU MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Takamatsu, Japan) December 18, 2015
  • EYEMYTH MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)February 19, 2016

Crew

Director
Hendrik Lackus, Lars Sichau, Andreas Meves, Juri Dohle-Friederici
Screenplay
Juri Dohle-Friederici, Hendrik Lackus, Lars Sichau, Andreas Meves
Producer
Edelkrebs Entertainment
Director Of Photography
Nicolas Mussell
Editor
Hannah Schwegel
Sound
Christian Späth, Hermann Brock
Music
Christian Späth, Matthias Dahm

Details

Running Time
20:00
Shooting Format
RED
Screening Format
DCP, DVD, BluRay, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Dolby SR
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstr. 21
D-10249 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

EDELKREBS ENTERTAINEMNT
edelkrebs-entertainment@gmx.de

http://www.edelkrebs-entertainment.de/index.php/kawuras