Respringendo

A Film by Denise Ekale Kum

Synopsis

Lying on her bed between textbooks on jazz, dirty laundry and French fries, eighteen year old Suza just wants to be left alone. Her once beloved red guitar, inherited from her father, has become a relentless reminder of failure. But social withdrawal isn’t easy when plagued with an overbearing mother, a best friend skilled at blackmail and a weird old nutcase screaming insults right outside your window. Respringendo is the third installment of award winning writer-director Denise Ekale Kum’s seasons short film series, next to Wintersonnenwende (Winter Solstice, 2014, 7min) and Natsu no Takaramono (Natsu’s Treasure, 2017, 15min).

Director

  • Picture of Denise Ekale Kum © Anya Shvetsova

    Denise Ekale Kum

    Denise Ekale Kum was born in 1984 in Douala, Cameroon. She grew up in Germany and graduated from high school at the age of 16. After working as a volunteer in Brazil, she studied International Media and Computing in Berlin and spent almost a year in Japan in the course of her studies. After graduation, she worked in the thriving Berlin startup scene for a couple of years, until she finally followed her passion for film and started to write and direct short films. Her two first shorts Wintersonnenwende (Winter Solstice, GER, 2014) and Natsu No Takaramono (Natsu's Treasure, JP, 2017) were screened internationally and received multiple awards. Respringendo (GER, 2019) is her third short and second to last in her seasons short film series.

Trailer

Crew

Director
Denise Ekale Kum
Screenplay
Denise Ekale Kum
Producer
Saima Gilani, Denise Ekale Kum
Director of Photography
Elias C. J. Köhler
Set Design
Anne Frohne
Costume Design
Alice Fassina
Sound
Alex Acevedo
Editor
Gabriele Galligani
Sound Design
Roman Schönbichler, Sven Kranz
Music
Cloudy June, Yuri Rko

Cast

Suza
Claudi Verdecia
Tariq
Passar Hariky
Spinner
Pepsi W. Hazelnut

Details

Running Time
25:36
Shooting Format
Digital 4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.39
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

DIRECTOR

Denise Ekale Kum

+49 (0)174 531 45 20
denise@sunnyprod.de
www.sunnyprod.de/
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