"Der Film handelt von einer gegenläufigen Fluchtbewegung.
Die Protagonistin Heve ist nicht auf der Flucht vor Krieg
oder Hunger. Sie sucht nicht nach ökonomischer Sicherheit.
Sie zieht als postmoderne Vagabundin durch Europa, weil sie
einen Lebensentwurf ablehnt, der es notwendig machen würde,
sich den jeweiligen Strukturen einer Gesellschaft unterzuordnen
und sesshaft zu sein. Sie strebt nach größtmöglicher
Freiheit von gesellschaftlichen Verpflichtungen, gängigen Arbeitsmodellen und Karrierezwang. Das wonach sie sich sehnt,
erscheint ihr in einer Gesellschaft, in der alles auf Gewinnmaximierung
ausgelegt ist, nicht vorhanden. Um ein anderes Leben
zu erproben streift sie trampend durch Europa. Ein Europa
welches sich abgeriegelt hat. Sie lebt weitestgehend ohne Geld
und ernährt sich von dem was andere weggeworfen haben..."
A feature film by the director Almuth Anders, that was shot on different locations across the Europe, including Great Britain, France, Germany, Hungary, Serbia... A story that researches the clash of two contemporary phenomena: the immigration crisis and the struggle of the refugees to set foot inside one of the western countries, where the capitalism is deeply rooted - on one hand, and the identity crisis and search for the escape from the same social order and structures by the youth born in Western Europe - on the other. Bringing two seeming polarities together, investigating the aspects of both flights, unacceptance of given circumstances and resistance to the imposed ones - "Heve" poses serious questions about society today.
Anhand der individuellen Lebenssituation von Heve, und über die Begegnungen auf ihrer Reise, spürt der Film einer Atmosphäre in einem hochkapitalisierten Europa nach, in dem Menschen von neuen Möglichkeitsräumen träumen, in dem Protest geübt und unterdrückt wird und in welches Menschen einreisenwollen, auf der Suche nach besseren Lebensbedingungen.
With: Hanna Seemann, Heinrich Horwitz, Oliver Törner, Remi Alkilami
Script, directing: Almuth Anders
Camera: Julia Tielke
Camera assistant: Jonas Fischer
Script consulting, production sound, editing: Andrija Jovanović
(2016 - )
An 80 minute drama-comedy, based on a novel written by Jonatan Petré Brixel, structured as sort of an Entwicklungsroman: we follow hero's developement during his journey from Sweden to Germany.
Sven Harald is a young man working as an office clerk in Hell, who escapes to go on an adventure. He wants to live, experience grand things, meet friends – and of course a girl. On his adventures Sven Harald meets with Dorian who struggles with Heidegger, Jari who tells him about the temple knights and the return of Jesus, Luka, Andrija & Aron who robs and beat him, Caner who guides and comforts him... And of course Jessika, who he falls in love with. After she robs him.
Witty, sincere, hilarious, with the unique style of the director who also did brilliant films "The Party", "One and the same", and "Adult life".
With: Jonatan Petré Brixel, Fredrik Rollenhagen, Luka Papić, Aron Sekelj, Andrija Jovanović
Script, camera, directing, editing: Jonatan Petré Brixel
"How to articulate the memories, if they are like gunshots and bombs,
exploding as loud as the horrified screams...
How to articulate the feeling when you're leaving home forever,
thinking that you could have stayed there for eternity
Traveling by train is such a monotonous and passiv activity. Were she comes from there are no trains anymore, so her very first trip across the new territory will curiosly take her back to her remembrances of home. The home she decided to leave, Just to constantly return.
Life in constant suspense and fear; passing of the trauma from generation to generation; the burden of the remeberance - the struggle of three generations of Colombian women to overcome almost inherited fear and insecurity, fullfill their role in family and society, branded by turmoil, crisis and civil war, and to, step by step, tear away from all of it... and from themselves... (short fiction, 20 min.)
With: Anna Pfingsten, Cecilia Schmidt, Selina Iglesias
Script, directing: Diana Sanchez
Camera: David Huss
Light: Leon Daniel
Costume: Anna Maria Resei
Set design: David Reiber
Script consulting, editing: Andrija Jovanović
Music & sound design: Smiljana Nikolić
"I would like to be a stone... It wouldn't be easier... It just... wouldn't be..."
A portrait of a phlegmatic: after a death notice we are witnessing a strange relationship between him and his dead neighbor, who seems to be his only connection to the world outside. As the assymetry of this relaitonship topples, he is facing an ultimate challenge...
A 40 min. experimental fiction by David Huss, that juggles with different forms of narration, levels of established reality, the storyline and relationships between the characters, setting the unpredictable path for the main protagonist that constantly surprises and betrays the expectations of the viewer. An emotional gap vs. demand for social and emotional engagement, apathy against outside pressure for response. Or is it actually the pressure from within? What annoys us gives us enough material to fill our time debating over it. But what when this annoyance vanishes? Was it actually the spark that kept the engine running all the time?
With: Mario Kaspras, Caro Hellwig, Michael Danisch
Script, directing, camera, editing: David Huss
Camera assistant: Diana Sanchez
Light, assistant director, script- and editing consultant: Andrija Jovanović
Production sound: Mario Schöning
Scenery, costumes: Anna Maria Resei
A promise once made and a vision of a community once upheld have become obsolete. A construct of a family is dissolving. A home is becoming a place of the past.
A 25 min. fiction by Almuth Anders, that was nominated for the German Short Film Prize (Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis) in 2015. With focus on the family as social construct that is less and less functionable and unable to fullfill its role in the society, and its useless grip under which all the members suffer.
With: Heike Falkenberg, Muriel Bielenberg, Oliver Törner, Ella Josephine Ebsen
Script, directing: Almuth Anders
Camera: Julia Tielke
Light: David Huss
Script consulting, light: Andrija Jovanović
Production sound: Leon Daniel
Hier und jetzt (2015) by Marko Mijatović - light
Being followed (2013) by Jonatan Petré Brixel - light
Zwischenraum (2012) by Klara Stoyanova - light
Short experimental films (2014 - 2015) by Andrej Mihalec - editing