Lebendig

A Film by Michael Siebert

Synopsis

ALIVE
Sophie and Wolfram, both theater actors, want to spend their last days together. They share a fate. Diagnosed with cancer Sophie wants to end her life on her terms. In her apartment the two share intimate and tender moments.

Wolfram leaves behind his daughters to explore the gentle love to Sophie. She lies to her friends about her condition at a dinner party to have one last life affirming evening. Uli her best friend promises to bring the life ending medication during the next days.

With ups and downs in the days of waiting, through the power of her imagination; Sophie takes Wolfram to the stage one last time before breaking down in her apartment.

Director

  • Picture of Michael Siebert © Gordon A. Timpen

    Michael Siebert

    Michael, born 1980 in South Germany with Sri Lankan heritage, worked for more than 18 years in the camera department. Since a couple of years the auto didact is writing, producing and directing his own stories. 2016 premiered his award-winning short Thirst For Life and with Lebendig his directorial feature film will debut in 2019.
    His stories focus on the human condition, the underlying hope in every tragedy, how we make our own fate and how love should be the driving force in everything we do.

Awards + Festivals

  • *AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE*
    5th CONCEPCIÓN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Concepción, Bío Bío, Chile)August 6, 2019
  • 5th SOUTH TEXAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburg, TX, USA)September 4, 2019
  • 5th VÄSTERÅS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Västerås, Sweden)October 4, 2019
  • 13th BUFFALO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)October 10, 2019
  • 53rd INTERNATIONALE HOFER FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Hof, Germany)September 22, 2019
  • 14th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)October 17, 2019
  • 18th FILMZ – FESTIVAL OF GERMAN CINEMA (Feature Film Section, Mainz, Germany)November 1, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Michael Siebert
Screenplay
Michael Siebert, Wolfram Rupperti
Producer
Michael Siebert, Manuel Steer, Jurij Hanke
Director of Photography
Jens Winkler
Production Design
Verena Kaupert
Costume Design
Antonella Schneider
Sound
Robert Nabholz
Editor
Michael Siebert, Sabrina Holzapfel
Sound Design
Phillip Hutter, Tim Hoefer
Music
Matthias Weber, Vera Marie Weber

Cast

Sophie
Sophie von Kessel
Wolfram
Wolfram Rupperti
Uli
Ulrike Willenbacher
Thia
Cynthia Micas
Dr. Plottegg
Paul Wolff-Plottegg

Details

Running Time
93:56 min
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCER & DIRECTOR

Michael Siebert
Rothmundstraße 2
80337 München, Germany

+49 (0)1791372365

michaelsiebert@me.com
www.michaelsiebert.eu