Reise Nach Jerusalem

A Film by Lucia Chiarla

Synopsis

THE CHAIRS GAME.
“Reise nach Jerusalem” (the Chairs Game) is a children’s game in which you need luck: you need to be in the right place at the right time – otherwise you won’t get a chair.

Alice, 39 years old, single and unemployed can no longer win at this silly game. The unemployment office keeps sending her to job application trainings. Yet, Alice knows they won’t lead her to stop waiting in line. Hence, one morning she decides to not finish one of them. Her unemployment benefits are then reduced, and money gets tight.

Genre: tragicomedy

Director

  • Picture of Lucia Chiarla © Lucia Chiarla

    Lucia Chiarla

    Lucia Chiarla was born in Genoa and took acting classes at the Performing Arts School “Paolo Grassi” in Milan. She also studied literature in the University of Genoa. She worked in Italy as an actress in municipal theaters and movies. In 2005, she moved to Berlin with her son. Her first movie “BYE BYE BERLUSCONI!” (Author and Actress) was shown in the 2006 Berlinale. She acted in theater productions in Berlin and attended the Skript Academy, as well as wrote scripts and worked as dramaturge. With the movie “Reise nach Jerusalem” (The Chairs Game) she debuts as a movie director.

Awards + Festivals

  • FILM FESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Feature Competition, World premiere, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 25, 2018
  • *BEST FILM, BEST ACTRESS, SPECIAL MENTION FOR THE SCRIPT, EX BERLINER FILM AWARD*
    ACHTUNG BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL (Feature Competition, Berlin, Germany) April 14, 2018
  • FILMKUNSTFEST (Feature Competition, Schwerin, Germany)May 3, 2018
  • NEISSE FILM FESTIVAL (Deutsches Fenster, Zittau, Germany)May 17, 2018
  • 3rd TRUJILLO INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Trujillo, Peru)September 27, 2018
  • 7th BODDINALE (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 7, 2019
  • 1st NORTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 19, 2019
  • 2nd MERAKI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)March 7, 2019
  • 17th INTERNATIONAL FILMMOR WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)March 11, 2019
  • FEMCINE9 INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION (International Feature Length Film Competition, Santiago de Chile, Chile)March 19, 2019
  • 42th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Selb, Germany)April 25, 2019
  • *SHORTLIST BEST ACTRESS*
    GERMAN FILM AWARD 2019 (Shortlist, Berlin, Germany)May 3, 2019
  • 4th LONDON INTERNATIONAL MOTION PICTURES AWARDS (Official Selection, London, UK)May 22, 2019
  • 22nd FLYING BROOM INT'L WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ankara, Turkey)May 23, 2019
  • 4th REGINA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Regina, Canada)August 13, 2019
  • 21st SEOUL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Seoul, Korea)August 29, 2019
  • 2nd PONDICHERRY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gurgaon, India)September 25, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Lucia Chiarla
Screenplay
Lucia Chiarla
Producer
Giulio Baraldi, Claudiine Castay, Lorenzo Baraldi
Director of Photography
Ralf Noack
Art Direction
Ana Ticak
Costume Design
Beatrice Paola Ruffini
Sound
Dimitry Petrovski & Rico Prauss
Editor
Aletta von Vietinghoff
Sound Design
Thomas Chousos
Music
Tobias Vethake

Details

Running Time
118:30 min
Shooting Format
Full HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (1.77:1)
Sound
5.1
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Kess Film
Soldiner Str. 64
13359 Berlin (Germany)
www.kessfilm.com

PRODUCER

Giulio Baraldi
info@kessfilm.com
+49 157 57496048
+39 328 4470168

DIRECTOR

Lucia Chiarla
www.luciachiarla.de