HEAD FULL OF HONEY (HONIG IM KOPF)
Fri., Jan 15, 2016 – 12:30 PM - Castro Theatre, San Francisco
Winner of the 2015-2016 Youth 4 German Cinema Award for Best Film, presided by a special jury of young people from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
Highest-grossing German film of 2014 and winner for the 2015 German Film Awards' Audience Award.
“Head Full Of Honey“ is about Tilda (Emma Schweiger) and her grandfather Amandus (Dieter Hallervorden), who has Alzheimer’s. He always enjoys life but now that his wife has passed, his health condition has gotten worse. Tilda’s parents cannot take care of Amandus and want to put him in a nursing home. Only ten-year-old Tilda understands her grandfather, who is lost in his own world. She deals with him and his disease by looking at it through the eyes of a child, and with a kind of sensitivity that approaches the disease in a humorous but emotional way, without forgetting its tragic aspect. Tilda decides to kidnap Amandus, thus helping him to fulfill his lifelong dream of visiting Venice, the place where he and his wife had first met and fell in love.
Director: Til Schweiger
Cast: Til Schweiger, Emma Schweiger, Dieter Hallervorden, Jeanette Hain, Jan Josef Liefers, Katharina Thalbach, Dar Salim, Tilo Prückner
Screenplay: Hilly Martinek, Til Schweiger
DoP: Martin Schlecht
Editor: Constantin von Seld
Producers: Til Schweiger,Thomas Zickler
World Sales & Production Company: Barefoot Films GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Til Schweiger was born in 1963 in Freiburg, Germany. An acting, directing, writing and producing multi-talent, he today is one of Germany's most popular actors. Schweiger's films as an actor include some of the most successful German (and international) films of recent years: Inglorious Basterds, Phantom Pain, Der bewegte Mann, Knockin# on Heaven's Door, Lara Croft Tom Raider: The Cradle of Life, and T(r)aumschiff Surprise - Periode 1. His films as a director are Barefoot (Barfuss), Rabbit Without Ears (Zweiohrküken), Kokowääh, Kokowääh 2, Schutzengel, and Honey in the Head. Combined, his works have drawn over 51 million filmgoers in Germany. -German Films