During filming for her final project, five film students watch a mysterious fireball shooting down the sky and then hitting the horizon far away. Convinced that it is a meteorite, they are on the way to the assumed impact point, in order to document the phenomenon with their cameras. In a remote forest area they find a burnt snow. Since it is already too dark to film, they set themselves up for the night. The next morning they must realize that one of them is missing. In the search for the missing, they first encounter a bloodstain and then make a horrible find: the tattered remains of their friend. When the students want to return to the car in panic, they get lost and get deeper and deeper into the wilderness. They soon realize that they are not alone there – for something is hunting for them. Something that is not of this world …
From the makers of the surprise hit “The Presence”! Cool German Horrorkino with Laura Berlin ( “Rubinrot”, Prince Pi “1,40”)!
Lotte is direct and rough around the edges, yet still always amiable – but above all, she is equipped with a typical Berlin-style big mouth. With this character attributes, she sometimes gets in trouble: at work, with her friends, and even with her boyfriend, who throws her out, unceremoniously. So, Lotte is looking for a place to sleep and shows up at work in the hospital with her suitcase. There, after a chaotic day, she meets fifteen-year-old Greta, who seems to be very grown-up and they make friends, gently. But when Lotte sees Greta together with Marcel, a friend from her suppressed past, and their glances meet, she knows that there will be no escape. Something seems to grow together here, which doesn’t belong together. However, Lotte would not be Lotte if she didn’t save her neck, in her very special and unconventional way, even in this situation. At least for the moment…
“Lotte” has won the grand jury prize for Best Movie at the 2016 edition of the new berlin film award ‘achtung berlin’ – by unanimous decision. “It’s the small moments that make Julius Schultheiß’s debut as director something very special and present a cinema we really would like to see more of in Germany. A great movie, produced completely independent from film subsidy and participation of TV stations.”
Leading actor Karin Hanczewski starred in the independent drama “Marla” by Marta Malowanczyk, which was nominated for the First Steps award, and in one Episode of German crime series ‘Tatort’. Since 2016, she plays a detective in this iconic production, which is the longest running detective series in Germany.
More information: www.darlingberlin.de
The „International Festival of Film Producers – Regiofun“ – this year from 18th till 23th of October 2016 – is the 7th edition held annually in the city of Katowice in Poland. The festival is the only event in Europe dedicated to films, which were made owing to the support of regional film funds and the help of various cities. During six October days, in Katowice they are showing the most interesting feature films, documentaries and animations from the whole world, which could not have been made, if not the modern way of financing. Among thousands of titles, they carefully select those, which are moving, stunning, touching and entertaining. The festival is a place of meetings and discussions for producers, directors, experts and representatives of regional funds from the whole world.
For more information about the event, please visit: 7. International Festival of Film Producers – Regiofun