Hedi Schneider is stuck

"HEDI SCHNEIDER IS STUCK" CELEBRATED ITS PREMIERE AT THE 65th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN 2015 - FORUM.



KOMPLIZEN FILM IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH MER FILM AND FILMCAMP (NORWAY) AND ZDF-DAS KLEINE FERNSEHSPIEL IN COLLABORATION WITH ARTE; FUNDED BY HESSENINVESTFILM, GERMAN FEDERAL FILM FUND, MEDIENBOARD BERLIN-BRANDENBURG, MINISTER OF STATE FOR CULTURE AND MEDIA, FILMCAMP, HESSEN FILM FUND HR, GERMAN FEDERAL FILM BOARD AND MEDIA.

2015 | DCP | 1:2.35 | 5.1. | 92 min


Synopsis

Hedi, Uli and their son, Finn, have life sorted out. They take each day as it comes, all the while dreaming of the future. Then, suddenly: Hedi gets stuck. The lift she’s travelling in breaks down – and then her head does, too. All of a sudden, nothing is the same. Hedi and Uli try to hold onto each other, but their world spins out of control. In a last-ditch attempt to rescue their love, they take a trip to Norway. The aim: to be happy again – for 24 hours, at least. With a light touch and tender humor.

HEDI SCHNEIDER IS STUCK shows that, for the 30-something generation, love is what it has always been: a very fragile thing. After HOTEL VERY WELCOME, director Sonja Heiss once again demonstrates her exceptional skill in treading the thin line between tragedy and comedy. With great affection for her characters, she explores what happens when “normal life” suddenly comes to an end.


Cast

Hedi Schneider Laura Tonke
Uli Hans Lw
Finn Leander Nitsche


Crew

Written and directed by Sonja Heiss
Producers Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade
Co-producers Maria Ekerhovd (Mer Film), Kjetil Jensberg, Svein Andersen (FilmCamp)
TV Producers Christian Cloos (ZDF-Das kleine Fernsehspiel),
Doris Hepp (ZDF/Arte), Georg Steinert (Arte)
Production Manager Heino Herrenbrück
Director of Photography Nikolai von Graevenitz
Casting Ulrike Müller
Set Design Tim Pannen
Costume Design Nicole von Graevenitz
Makeup Monika Münnich
Editor Andreas Wodraschke
Sound Recordist Andreas Prescher
Composer Lambert


Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2016:
Best actress - Laura Tonke
Best screenplay nomination - Sonja Heiss

Hessischer Film- und Kinopreis 2014 for Best Fiction Feature Film
Bozner Filmtage - Special Mention
German Film Critics Award 2015 - Best Actress - Laura Tonke


Festivals

Berlinale 2015 - Forum
Seattle International Film Festival
Lichter Filmfest
Bozner Filmtage
Valletta Film Festival
Cambridge International Film Festival
Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo
German Film Week Mexico
Philadelphia Film Festival
Cork Film Festival
Tromso International Film Festival
Film Week New York
Beijing International Film Festival
Pacific Cinematheque
Nara International Film Festival
Haifa International Film Festival
Regiofun
Philadelphia Film Festival
Black Nights Film Festival


Cinema Release/Sales

Germany, Austria, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, China


Distribution

Distribution: Pandora Filmverleih (http://www.hedi-schneider.com)
World Distribution: The Match Factory (http://www.the-match-factory.de/)




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