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A Film by Annekathrin Wetzel

Synopsis

The deep friendship between the young and beautiful actresses Maria and her Jewish friend Lea gradually starts to break as Maria’s husband Hans goes from being unemployed to a high ranking SS-Officer. But on the day of the first deportation of Jews in Munich, Maria goes despite the ban of Hans to warn Lea thereby risking her own life. From that visit she doesn’t return home alone.

Inspired by the true life story of Holocaust survivor Charlotte Knobloch, President of the Jewish community of Munich and upper Bavaria and the first woman to be former President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany.

Director

  • Picture of Annekathrin Wetzel © Annekathrin Wetzel

    Annekathrin Wetzel

    Annekathrin Wetzel studied film directing in Australia and has worked since 1995 as a writer, director and producer. She has won numerous awards for her documentaries and shortfilms. 2001 she founded the production company Miriquidi Film that created over 30 films mainly for the public German Television Network ARD. In Germany she belongs to the pioneers of multiplatform storytelling and producing with several cross media projects. She was appointed process consultant for “Cinema” by the Department of Strategy and Innovation of the Bavarian Broadcaster. She is also founding- and boardmember of the Munich Transmedia NetNetwork.

Awards + Festivals

  • THE LOS ANGELES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)May 4, 2014
  • EDINBURGH 3D FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Scotland)May 7, 2014
  • FESTIVAL DE CANNES (“Cinema of Tomorrow”, France)May 20, 2014
  • *1st PLACE FOREIGN* *BEST DIRECTOR* *BEST ACTRESS* *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    6th LOS ANGELES REEL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)May 22, 2014
  • *AWARD OF MERIT*
    6th INDIE FEST (Official Selection, USA)June 4, 2014
  • 3rd DEAUVILLE GREEN AWARDS (Official Selection, France)June 18, 2014
  • 11th SALENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)June 25, 2014
  • 7th PHILIDELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)June 28, 2014
  • 10th HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)August 15, 2014
  • PORTLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)August 27, 2014
  • *3rd PLACE AWARD JUDGES CHOICE* *1st PLACE AWARD AUDIENCE CHOICE*
    SHORTZ! FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)September 12, 2014
  • 18th TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)September 17, 2014
  • 3rd EKA DESHMA – FESTIVAL DE CONTEMPORARY CINEMA (Official Selection, Kathmandu, Nepal)September 19, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Short film program, USA)September 21, 2014
  • INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL POTSDAM (Short Film Competition, Germany)October 7, 2014
  • 11th SEDICICORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (International Film, Italy)October 10, 2014
  • SAN PEDRO FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, USA)October 12, 2014
  • *3D KIFF SHORT FILM GRAND PRIZE*
    3D KOREA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Korea)October 15, 2014
  • *STEREO SISTERS AWARD*
    3D IMAGE FESTIVAL (Competition, Poland)October 23, 2014
  • 12th KALPANIRJHAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) November 1, 2014
  • 11th KIN WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Armenia)November 1, 2014
  • 12th WARSAW JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poland)November 3, 2014
  • AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)November 6, 2014
  • 11th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES FENACO PERÚ 2014 (Official Selection, Cusco, Perú)November 12, 2014
  • BERLIN PREMIERE IN BERLIN ZOOPALACE (Berlin, Germany)November 12, 2014
  • COURANT 3D FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Angoulême, France)November 14, 2014
  • 18th UK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)November 19, 2014
  • MUMBAI WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2014
  • 16th MADURAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • *LUMIERE AWARD FOR BEST 3D SHORT- LIVE ACTION*
    5th INTERNATIONAL 3D SOCIETY CREATIVE ARTS AWARDS (Official Selection, Belgium)December 12, 2014
  • 3rd CHENNAI INT’L DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)January 25, 2015
  • *3D JURY PRIZE: LIVE ACTION SHORT*
    6th AWARDS CEREMONY AT WARNER BROS. STUDIOS – THE INTERNATIONAL 3D & ADVANCED IMAGING SOCIETY (Los Angeles, USA)January 28, 2015
  • 37th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DU COURT MÉTRAGE À CLERMONT-FERRAND (Screening, France)January 30, 2015
  • 25th SAN DIEGO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (SDJFF short films program, USA)February 5, 2014
  • 3rd BODDINALE 2015 (Competition, Berlin, Germany)February 5, 2015
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • *BEST OF FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT*
    RICHMOND INT’L FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Narrative Short Competition, USA)February 26, 2015
  • *BEST COSTUMING* *BEST EDITING*
    NW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)March 1, 2015
  • *CLUJSHORTS TROPHY*
    CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)March 23, 2015
  • 9th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (Official Selection, India)March 25, 2015
  • 16th SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)April 2, 2015
  • *SPECIAL JURY AWARD*
    48th WORLDFEST HOUSTON - HOUSTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 10, 2015
  • 9th FESTIVAL OF TOLERANCE (Official Selection, Croatia) April 12, 2015
  • 17th INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DETECTIVE FILMS „DETECTIVEFEST“ (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)April 15, 2015
  • NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)April 23, 2015
  • 12th NEIßE-FILMFESTIVAL 2015 (Competition, Germany)May 5, 2015
  • 18th FLYING BROOM INT’L WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Turkey)May 8, 2015
  • 13th FEMALE EYE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada)June 16, 2015
  • ON LOCATION: MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL (Official Selection, TN, USA)September 3, 2015
  • 8th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)September 12, 2015
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL "STEPS" (Competition Program, Ukraine)December 24, 2015
  • NIGHTY MINISTRY GLOBAL GIRLS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chicago, Illinois, USA)July 15, 2017

Crew

Director
Annekathrin Wetzel
Screenplay
Annekathrin Wetzel
Producer
Michael Geidel, Annekathrin Wetzel
Director Of Photography
Christoph Wahl
Editor
Florian Leitl, Andreas Hennicke
Music
Bartek Gliniak

Details

Running Time
17:00
Shooting Format
3D ALexa 4k
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Dolby-Atmos Sound
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

MiriquidiFilm
Annekathrin Wetzel
Floriansmühlstr. 64
80939 München, Germany

fon: +49 89 21931085
mobil: +49 1707742770
munich@miriquidifilm.de
www.miriquidifilm.com
www.miriquidifilm.de

Michael Geidel
m.geidel@miriquidifilm.de