MASEL TOV COCKTAIL

Germany 2020 30 min German original version with English subtitles

by Arkadij Khaet and Mickey Paatzsch

Script: Arkadij Khaet, Merle Kirchhoff, DoP: Nikolaus Schreiber, Editor: Tobias Wieduwilt, Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Producers: Christine Duttlinger, Ludwig Meck, Lotta Schmelzer, Cast: Alexander Wertmann, Mateo Wansing Lorrio, Gwentsche Kollewijn, Liudmyla Vasylieva, Vladislav Grakovskiy

Ingredients: 1 Jew, 12 Germans, 50 ml Culture of Remembrance, 30 ml stereotypes, 2 teaspoons of patriotism, 1 teaspoon of Israel, 1 falafel, 5 Stumbling Stones, a dash of antisemitism. Directions: put all ingredients into a film, bring to boil and shake vigorously. Then garnish with Klezmer music. Consumption: light before serving. Enjoy at the cinema. 100% kosher.

Dimitrij Liebermann (19) is Jewish and punched Tobi in the face. Now he’s supposed to apologize to him. But Dimitrij doesn’t exactly feel sorry. While on his way to meet up with Tobi, he encounters a diverse representation of German society. Again and again, Dimitrij faces one struggle he needs to overcome: his German-Jewish identity. An analysis of the status quo.

Arkadij Khaet and Mickey Paatzsch are 28 years old and met eight years ago during studies of Film at the Media Academy in Cologne. They have been writing screenplays as well as directing together ever since. Their short films were presented at more than 150 film festivals all over the world and won numerous awards, among them the German Human Rights Award 2016 that honors movies which deal with human rights in an extraordinary way. Since their graduation in Cologne, Arkadij Khaet has taken up his studies in Direction of Motion Pictures at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, while Mickey Paatzsch has finished his Master of Philosophy at the University of Cologne.

Filmography (together): 2019 ALINA IM WUNDERLAND, 2020 MASEL TOV COCKTAIL

Awards (selection): Saxon State Minister Promotion Prize – National Competition and Audience Award (Filmfest Dresden, Germany 2020), Audience Award in the category “Medium-Length Film“ (Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Saarbrücken/Germany 2020)

Contact
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Christine Duttlinger
Germany
christine.duttlinger@filmakademie.de
www.filmakademie.de

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