Nirwana

A Film by Simon Dolensky

Synopsis

Din and his family live in a small village several hours from the port city of Chittagong away. To feed his family, he and his close friend Amin head off to search around the city for work. After a long and disappointing day at work they stroll around the darker parts of the city. Looking for a place to sleep. When they decide to sleep in an empty cargo container, they committing a serious mistake which take them farther away from home as they had ever dreamed of. The next morning the doors of the container are closed and they are on a journey into an uncertain future.

Director

  • Picture of Simon Dolensky © Simon Dolensky

    Simon Dolensky

    Born in 1984 in Düsseldorf | 2003 Work as Radiojournalist and Radioplay productions | 2004 Freelance Editor for WDR und ZDF | 2005‐2009 Freelance EB-Camera Operator | 2009 Production of Virals and Commercials | Since 2010 studying at international filmschool Cologne | Spring 2014 graduation „Bachelor of Arts“

Awards + Festivals

  • *NOMINATION BEST MEDIUM-LENGTH FILM* / *NOMINATION MICHAEL BALLHAUS AWARD FOR BEST YOUNG CINEMATOGRAPHER*
    * 15th FIRST STEPS AWARDS (Competition, Germany) September 15, 2014
  • 48th HOF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)October 22, 2014
  • 17th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DETECTIVE FILMS „DETECTIVEFEST“ (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)April 15, 2015
  • 12th INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL STUTTGART (Official Selection, Germany)July 13, 2015
  • 12th INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)July 16, 2015
  • 39th MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (46th STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Fiction Section, Canada)September 2, 2015
  • 10th SCENECS - THE INTERNATIONAL DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Sneak Peak Screening, Netherlands)November 8, 2015
  • 9th GOLDEN ANTEATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Special Program, Poland)November 20, 2015
  • 12th HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL OF BARCELONA / NYC / PARIS (Official Selection, Spain)December 3, 2015
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • 4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA)February 26, 2016
  • 10th SCENECS FESTIVAL – INT’L DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, The Netherlands) April 15, 2016

Crew

Producer
Christian Vizi
Director
Simon Dolensky
Screenplay
Simon Dolensky
Director of Photography
Fabian Klein
Editor
Leo Lokai
Sound-Design
Leo Lokai
VFX Supervisor
Roger Kleibert, Peter Anlauf
Music
Tobias Hartmann

Details

Running Time
52:56
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85
Sound
Dolby 5.1

Contact

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