For the second year in a row, exground filmfest will honour the best film in the “Made in Germany” section with the inmate jury award DAS BRETT, which comes with prize money of at least EUR 1,000, funded by “Die WERFT – Kulturbühne in der JVA Wiesbaden”. A total of six productions are vying for the prize, including the comedies MISSION: LOVE by Laura Lackmann, which illuminates the drab everyday relationship existence of a couple in its own way, and Lola Randl’s DO YOU SOMETIMES FEEL BURNED OUT AND EMPTY?, in which Luisa is always rushing, from her job to her house, her spouse to her lover. In Stephan Lacant’s drama STRANGE DAUGHTER, Heike Makatsch’s daughter wants to marry a Muslim, an unthinkable move for both families. In Oliver Kienle’s psycho-thriller FOUR HANDS sisters Sophie and Jessica still suffer from a crime committed in their childhood. In Johannes Sievert’s science fiction thriller REWIND a German police inspector discovers a corpse from the future. In Ali Soozandeh’s debut film TEHRAN TABOO, the lives of three self-confident women and a young musician intersect in the Iranian capital. The section also features the documentaries ANNE CLARK – I’LL WALK OUT INTO TOMORROW by Claus Withopf, a gripping portrait of an exceptional artist, and QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION by Yony Leyser about the eponymous movement, featuring lots of music and appearances by Beth Ditto and “Peaches”. For our 30th edition, we will also again present a program with three superb mid-length films: Sinje Köhler’s FREIBADSINFONIE, HARD WAY – THE ACTION MUSICAL by Daniel Vogelmann and GABI by Michael Fetter Nathansky. All in all, the section features eleven films, from classic dramas to psycho and science fiction thrillers, all the way to comedies and musicals. We will show all of the films before their official cinema releases, except for TEHRAN TABOO, which opens in theatres one day before exground filmfest starts but is being presented exclusively in Wiesbaden by the festival.
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