Mute

A Film by Johanna Thalmann

Synopsis

Monika is raging. Monika is on the run. Monika is trying to escape from husband Richard. Her destination is Venice. Her partner in crime is Nema, a mute hitchhiker. Nema pushes Monika to follow her path relentlessly. Until Richard catches up and Monika has to fight for her freedom. Who is the man, whom Monika is will-lessly following? Who is the strange hitchhiker? How can Monika regain control?

Director

  • Picture of Johanna Thalmann © Johanna Thalmann

    Johanna Thalmann

    Johanna Thalmann was born in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1981. Between 2001 – 2003 work in post-production facilities in London. 2003/04 studies at the European Film College, Denmark. Since 2005 student of the fiction direction programme at the University of Television and Film Munich. Her short film WIR.JETZT! (US.NOW!) won the ‘Red Rock Film Festival Audience Award 2012'. Her feature PLEASED TO MEET YOU was shortlisted for the ‘Preis der jungen Filmkunst der Nationalgalerie 2012‘.

Awards + Festivals

  • 35th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Competition medium-length, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 21, 2014
  • *NOMINATION FOR PRODUCER AWARD*
    43nd SEHSÜCHTE FILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Potsdam, Germany)April 30, 2014
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Competition, Hofheim, Germany)August 1, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Short film program, USA)September 21, 2014
  • 7th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Competition, Germany)
  • ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, USA)October 22, 2014
  • 12th KALPANIRJHAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) November 1, 2014
  • MUMBAI WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • LISTED IN THE AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2015“ & DVD COMPILATION February 1, 2015
  • 5th BELOIT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA)February 20, 2015
  • 16th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)March 18, 2015
  • 25th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF CERGY-PONTOISE (Official Selection, France)April 11, 2015
  • 7th FREDERICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maryland, USA)June 26, 2015
  • 9th VUKOVAR FILM FESTIVAL (German Films for Competition, Croatia) August 24, 2015
  • LANGE NACHT DER MÜNCHNER MUSEEN (Hff Munich Special Screening, Germany)October 17, 2015
  • 9th GOLDEN ANTEATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Special Program, Poland)November 20, 2015

Crew

Director
Johanna Thalmann
Screenplay
Frederick Schofield
Producer
Tobias Pollok
Director Of Photography
Jakob Wiessner
Editor
Florian Duffe, BFS
Sound
Edgar Armos, Lorenz Kainz
Music
Markus Lehmann-Horn

Details

Running Time
26:06
Shooting Format
Alexa 2k
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Dolby 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL & PRODUCTION

University of Television and Film Munich
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1
80333 Munich, Germany

Festival Contact:
Margot Freisinger