Pawo

A Film by Marvin Litwak

Synopsis

After the death of his father, young Dorjee realizes what it means to be Tibetan in his own country, which is now called China. During the Tibetan uprising in 2008, Dorjee is caught by the Chinese police and spends 6 months in prison. After his release, he has no choice but to leave his family and go into exile to India on a long an dangerous track. There he has to decide between a new life outside his homecountry or the ongoing fight for freedom in Tibet. PAWO (tibetan „Hero“) is based on a true story.

Director

  • Picture of Marvin Litwak © Marvin Litwak

    Marvin Litwak

    Marvin Litwak was born in 1986 in Hagen (Germany) as the son of an immigrant family from Poland and Austria. After finishing his level, he made his first experiences being a camera assistent for several TV-Reports in 2008. His passion for making movies made him study Film/Regie at the Kunsthochschule Ruhrakademie. At this time, Marvin directed some of his first selfmade documentaries „Wiedergeburt“, „Otto Piene - The Proliferation of the Sun“, „Israel“ as if musicvideos (e.g „Luxuslärm“, Blue Angel Lounge“) and short-fictions. In 2012 he graduated with the diploma-shortfilm „Klowinski“. After he worked for the german telestation RTL on several documentaries as a camera operator and author in Romania, Greece, Namibia and Palestine, he finally made his way into advertising and started to work on his Debutfilm. Between 2012 and 2016 he completed his debutfilm „PAWO“ as the director, screenwriter and producer. Since 2014, Marvin and his friend and camera operator Amin Oussar are the executives and founder of their own production company „Das Department“.

Awards + Festivals

  • *NOMINATED BEST FEATURE*
    21st PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (World-premiere, USA) April 11, 2016
  • *NOMINATED BEST DRAMA*
    10th I WILL TELL INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)August 30, 2016
  • 13th CORTO CREATIVO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico)August 31, 2016
  • 21st PORTOBELLO FIM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 1, 2016
  • 7th TIBET FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Competition, Zurich/Dharamsala, Switzerland, India)September 16, 2016
  • INT’L BUDDHIST FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)October 1, 2016
  • 11th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)October 19, 2016
  • 1st LIBRARY INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Competition Category, Golcha Cinema, New Gate, Jaipur, India)October 21, 2016
  • 1st HARYANA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)November 8, 2016
  • 1st MIGRATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)November 13, 2016
  • MEDITERRANEAN FILM FESTIVAL CANNES (Official Selection, Frances)November 25, 2016
  • *PRESIDENT’S AWARD*
    NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS 2016 (Official Selection, USA)December 19, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 2nd INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA (Fiction Short Film Section, Island of Margarita, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela)January 10, 2017
  • BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
    17th FILUMS - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Pakistan)February 17, 2017
  • 7th QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)March 14, 2017
  • *BEST FEATURE FILM FICTION*
    1st FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DEL CONO SUR (Official Selection, Valparaíso, Chile)April 20, 2017
  • 12th HOBOKEN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greenwood Lake, NY, USA)May 19, 2017
  • *NARRATIVE FEATURE AWARD*
    2nd FICII - INCA IMPERIAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lima, Peru)May 19, 2017
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FICAIJ (Official Selection, Mérida, Venezuela)May 29, 2017
  • 2nd MIND THE INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Plovdiv, Bulgaria)June 1, 2017
  • 1st INT'L INDEPENDENT PERMANENT MEMORIES FESTIVA 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)June 8, 2017
  • 1st SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Argentina)July 11, 2017
  • *BEST WORLD CINEMA FEATURE* *GRAND JURY AWARD*
    14th INDY FILM FEST 2017 (World Cinema Features, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)July 13, 2017
  • *BEST DIRECTOR FOR FEATURE*
    2nd REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)August 10, 2017
  • *BEST FEATURE FILM* *BEST ACTING*
    1st GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)September 23, 2017
  • 4th SAN FRANCISCO INT'L NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL October 25, 2017
  • 2nd IBIZACINEFEST 2018 (Official Selection, Spain)January 23, 2018

Crew

Director
Marvin Litwak
Co-Director
Sonam Tseten
Screenplay
Marvin Litwak
Producer
Dustin Steinkühler, Marvin Litwak
Director of Photography
Amin Oussar
Sound
Markus Limberger
Editor
Fabian Winkelmann
Sound Design
Stefan Große, Patrick Leuchter
Music
Sebastian Heinrich, JJI Exile Brothers

Details

Running Time
117min
Shooting Format
RED 6K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2,35:1
Sound
Dolby 5.1
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANIES

Das Department GbR
Feldherrnstr.18
44147 Dortmund, Germany

+49 (0) 231 - 330 188 91

litwak@das-department.de

Überrot GmbH
Drehbrückenstraße 5
44147 Dortmund, Germany
+49 (0) 231 - 99323636

DIRECTOR

Marvin Litwak
litwak@das-department.de
www.marvin-litwak.de
www.facebook.com/marvin.litwak

www.facebook.com/pawomovie