11/21/2017 17:30 – Murnau-Filmtheater
United Kingdom 2017 89 min original version with German and English subtitles
by Rafael Kapelinski
Script: Greer Taylor Ellison, DoP: Nick Cooke, Editor: Andrew Walton, Production: Blue Shadows Films, Butterfly XX Film, Producer: Merlin Merton, Cast: Theo Stevenson, Byron Lyons, Liam Whiting, Rosie Day, Elliot Cowan
Rafael Kapelinski, born in Toruń/Poland in 1970, left a job in banking to pursue a career in film, starting off as the director of the Festival Office for the Camerimage Film Festival in Poland. He subsequently attended the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw, the London Film School and the National Film and Television School in the UK. His short films EMILY CRIES (2006), THE FOUNDATION (2009) and THE INFORMER (2011) have won over 25 awards at international film festivals. In 2009, he was selected for a residency in Paris as part of the Cannes International Film Festival.
BUTTERFLY KISSES is his debut feature film and won the Chrystal Bear in the section Generation 14plus at this year’s Berlinale.