CLOSING NIGHT FILM
In Person: Ziska Riemann
Germany, 2011, 96 min., 35mm, German with English subtitles
Oona is an inky, unsmiling goth girl while her best friend Ari is her chromatic opposite, a bleached blonde with a psychedelic rainbow wardrobe.
Filmmaker and comic book artist Ziska Riemann presents an assured debut reminiscent of GHOST WORLD as her adolescent odd couple protagonists weather the unforgiving terrains of high school and home, while the adults in their life (including a suicidal tortured artist father and a perpetually sleazy uncle) prove consistently irresponsible.
Music videos, Super 16 and short animation sequences pepper this punchy, spunky coming-of-age drama, winner of the Femina-Film-Prize at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival.
Discussion between films with "Lollipop Monster" Ziska Rieman
Director: Ziska Riemann
Screenplay: Ziska Riemann; Luci van Org
Cinematography: Hannes Hubach
Cast: Jella Haase, Sarah Horvath, Nicolette Krebitz
Production: Network Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH & Co. KG in co-production with ZDF-Das Kleine Fernsehspiel/Mainz
World Sales: Aktis Film International GmbH / Stelios Ziannis
Born in Munich in 1973, Ziska Riemann grew up in Berlin.
She studied alternative medicine and is a specialist in Shiatsu therapy. In 1999 she was awarded a scholorship and attended the Munich Screenwriting Workshop.
In 2005 she founded a record label, MerMer and subsequently studied painting at the Wiesbaden Art School (WFK). Ziska then worked as a musician and editor of comic books.
After several shorts, “Lollipop Monster” is her first feature film.
Sunday, October 30th 2011, 9:30 p.m.
Buy tickets to the double feature:
Sleeping Sickness / Lollipop Monster