11/23/2019 08:00 pm – Caligari FilmBühne

Germany 2019 101 min German original version with English subtitles

by Christian Klandt

Script: Christian Klandt, DoP: René Gorski, Editor: Jörg Schreyer, Christian Klandt, Music: Karl die Große, Koerper, Tangente Tanzkompanie, Orchestre Miniature in the Park, Poorboy, Producer: Martin Lischke, Production: Lischke&Klandt Filmproduktion, Cast: Luise Heyer, Klaus Manchen, Michael Klammer, Katharina Matz, Florian Bartholomäi, Gerdy Zint, Volkan Türeli, Godehard Giese, Michael Specht, David Wnendt, Monika Anna Wojtyllo, Volker Hauptvogel, Maryam Zaree, Wencke Wollny, Jule Böwe, Bela B, Tilo Prückner, “Gotti” Gottschild, Isabell Gerschke, Nora Abdel-Maksoud, Dr. Mark Benecke, Tom Lass, June Coco, Bahar Meric, Muriel Wimmer, Abel vom Acker, Jeff Bayonne

Sometimes life brings us to a fork in the road and forces us to take a new direction: Leif (aka “Poorboy”) is supposed to play a concert tonight – in a jazz and blues bar somewhere in Germany. The film follows Lene on her first day of work after a longer break, one in which she met the aforementioned musician and decided to book him to perform this evening. Friends and acquaintances show up at the bar, but people she doesn’t know yet come out too. Drivers make deliveries, music friends rehearse in the bar. The regulars include Bela B and Tilo Prückner. The bar talk touches on elf pop, invisible cell phones, the snail lady and maggots that eat their way through corpses. And each of these little instances is a piece of Lene’s larger story – a story of stand-in family that makes this dank, smoky basement space the most beautiful place in the world.

More information: https://www.leifinconcert.de/

Born in 1978, Christian Klandt grew up in Beeskow in the Oder-Spree district. He moved to Berlin in 2000, where he switched to the film and media branch. Next came diverse stints as an assistant director for film and television productions and theatre. From 2004 to 2012 he studied Directing at the Konrad Wolf Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg (today Film University). During his studies, he realised numerous short and mid-length films as well as two feature-length films. His feature-film debut WELTSTADT was met with critical acclaim both in Germany and abroad and received seven awards. His second feature film, LITTLE THIRTEEN, was made during the period from 2010 to 2012.

Christos Acrivulis