Feature Film​
Some of these films have adult themes, and while they have not been certified by the BBFC they carry a 15 rating.
Everybody Wants to be Loved
Everybody Wants to be Loved Directed by Katharina Woll A blisteringly hot summer day. Psychotherapist Ina notices something is wrong with her but she doesn't have time to worry about it: patients are waiting at the practice, her daughter is threatening to move in with her father, her boyfriend wants to emigrate to Finland, and her self-centered mother is celebrating her 70th birthday. Ina wants to please everyone. But then everything changes.
The Sisters Karras
The Sisters Karras Directed by Micah Stathis A story about the things that matter: family, legacy, success, and textiles. Yes, textiles. Two estranged half-sisters form a complicated bond as they work together to retrieve their rare and precious inheritance, which their late father inexplicably leaves to the mysterious Marco.
Seokkarae
Seokkarae Directed by Mike Beech Twenty-something Jiwon attempts to deal with the loss of her mother and her father's worsening drinking. Faced with a violent neighbour threatening the family, and a complicated love life, she accepts the aid of a local shaman.
Cerebrum
Cerebrum Directed by Sébastien Blanc After waking up from a year-long coma, an insecure young man must fight his controlling father in order to discover what really happened to his seemingly absent mother, as the true consequences of his past actions unravel before him. (Please note this is a co-production between the UK and Switzerland.
Biography
Katharina Woll was born in Munich and went to Quito, Ecuador after graduating from high school, to assist a German documentary filmmaker. She studied film and theatre studies, politics, and art history in Erlangen, Munich and Buenos Aires. During her studies she interned and assisted Armin Petras at the Thalia Theatre, Hamburg, and René Pollesch at the Münchner Kammerspiele. Along the way, she worked for a documentary film production company. During her directing studies at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin, she directed several short feature films and documentaries, which were shown at numerous international festivals. In 2014 she went to Columbia University, New York, for two months. Her feature film debut ALLE WOLLEN GELIEBT WERDEN premiered at the 2022 Munich Film Festival, where it received the Screenplay Award. Its international premiere was at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
Biography
Micah Stathis was born in the Midwest and raised in Greece, in Ano Glyfada just outside of Athens. Micah spent three years serving in the US Army, being deployed in combat in Ramadi, Iraq and is a decorated veteran. After leaving the army, Micah studied for his Masters in Film Studies at NYU Tisch. He has written and directed many short films, music videos and short documentaries. Micah also has extensive experience as a television producer and technical director, working for years at Manhattan Neighborhood Network on community events, political and policy debates, variety shows, Urban Word poetry slam, educational programming and more. "The Sisters Karras" is Micah's first feature film.
Biography
Mike Beech is a British writer/director based in South Korea. Prior to his recent debut narrative feature, Seokkarae, he worked as a documentary filmmaker. His work focuses on themes of personal freedom, independent women and politically marginalized individuals.
Biography
After graduating with first class honours at the MetFilm School in London, Sébastien wrote and directed many short films; the most recent, Fifteen, was selected by a wide range of international film festivals and will be distributed by Shorts TV. Nationality: Switzerland // Netherlands.
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