Kirschkuchen

A Film by Silke C. Engler

Synopsis

CHERRY CAKE

Don’t fill life with days, fill days with life.

After her husband’s death, Käthe doesn’t want to impose on anybody. She already ordered old people’s home brochures. But an accidential meeting with the love of her youth Hannes arises old contending feelings. Heartache and disappointment are mixed with desire and intimacy. Is it too late to forgive? Everyday Hannes is waiting for her on a bench in front of Käthe’s house. One day the bench stays empty and Käthe has to make a decision.

Director

  • Picture of Silke C. Engler © Silke C. Engler

    Silke C. Engler

    Silke Christina Engler was born in 1976 in Aachen (Germany). From 1995 and 2000 she studied Theatre, Film and Television Studies in Leipzig and Bochum and graduated as M.A.. Since 1998 Silke has been working as a script supervisor and assistant director for films for television and cinema. From 2010 to 2014 she completed a postgraduate degree in Media and Fine Art Studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) with special emphasis on script writing and film directing.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST DIRECTOR*
    5th DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, New Delhi, India) April 30, 2015
  • 12th PLATTFORM: [NO BUDGET] MEDIENFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tübingen, Germany)June 21, 2015
  • 10th BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM SCREENING SERIES (Competition, Big Sur, CA, USA)August 6, 2015
  • 8th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Competition, Germany)October 10, 2015
  • *BRONZE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM AWARD*
    14th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL OF BEIJING FILM ACADEMY (Competition, Beijing, China)October 18, 2015
  • 4th DELHI SHORTS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) November 1, 2015
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (STUDENT)*
    4th MUMBAI SHORTS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 12, 2015
  • 27th ISTANBUL INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Turkey)February 3, 2016
  • *BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S AWARD WINNER*
    4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA) February 26, 2016
  • 10th BUFFALO NIAGARA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)April 1, 2016
  • 15th TIBURON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)April 8, 2016
  • *GOLD REMI AWARD*
    49th ANNUAL WORLDFEST HOUSTON (Nominated for Remi Award (no Screening), Texas, USA) April 8, 2016
  • 6th NEW VISION INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition Program, Kiev, Ukraine)April 15, 2016
  • NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Afula, Israel)May 18, 2016
  • *BEST FILM -JURY (STUDENT)*
    5th BANGALORE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)June 12, 2016
  • 10th FIRST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL XINING (Out-of-competition programme „Academic Spirits“, China) July 21, 2016
  • 3rd SAMYAK INT’L SHORT FILM & DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Pune, India)August 19, 2016
  • 2nd ANOTHER INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA)September 8, 2016
  • LA GRANDE ABBUFFATA FOOD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pozzuoli, Italy)September 10, 2016
  • 4th INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 18, 2016
  • 1st TEGENSTROOM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 10, 2016
  • 7th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)March 14, 2017

Crew

Screenplay
Silke C. Engler
Director of Photography
Michael Jörg
Producer
Silke C. Engler
Director
Silke C. Engler
Editor
Markus Jaschke
Sound Design
Robert Keilbar
Music
Anneli Bentler

Details

Running Time
23:00
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
CinemaScope 1:2.39
Sound
Dolby 5.1 / Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL, DISTRIBUTION & PRODUCTION

Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
Peter-Welter-Platz 2
50676 Köln, Germany

Contact: Ute Dilger
+49 (0) 221 - 20189330

dilger@khm.de
www.khm.de