Marija
5th Festival of German Cinema

Marija © Luxbox Films

Summary

Marija, a young Ukrainian woman, earns her living as a hotel maid in Dortmund (Germany), but dreams of owning her own hair salon. She puts money aside each month but when she is fired without notice, her dream seems out of reach. Without work and under financial pressure, she finds herself forced to look for other opportunities. In her determination to reach her goal she sacrifices her body, her social relationships and her own feelings.

Michael Koch © William Minke
Born 1982 in Lucerne (Switzerland), Michael Koch studied from 2003–2008 at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and also worked as an actor. During this time he made the following short films: “We Are The Faithful” (2005), “Poolside” (2006) and “Polar” (2008). All three films were very successful at international festivals and won numerous awards. Polar received a Special Mention at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival and the German Camera Award as well as the German Short Film Award 2009. After his studies he worked as a director for the theatre Kaserne Basel. Michael Koch celebrates the world premiere of his feature film debut Marija in International Competition at the Locarno Film Festival.

Screening Schedule

Beijing

11.11.2017
02:00 PM - 04:10 PM
Q&A with director Michael Koch
Broadway Cinematheque MOMA (MOMA)
T4 North, Moma, 1 Xiangheyuan Lu, Dongcheng District
Ticket: 50 RMB (Online) / 60 RMB (Door)

14.11.2017
07:00 PM - 08:40 PM
Beijing Star City Cinema (BSCC)
BB65 Oriental Plaza, Chang’an Avenue 1. Dongcheng District, Beijing
Ticket: 50 RMB (Online) / 60 RMB (Door)

Chengdu

14.11.2017
04:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Q&A with director Michael Koch
Stellar Cinema Chengdu Joy City (SCCJ)
4F001, Joy City, 518 Dayue Road, Wuhou District
Ticket: 40 RMB / 20 RMB (Student)

18.11.2017
02:00 PM – 03:40 PM
Stellar Cinema Chengdu Joy City (SCCJ)
4F001, Joy City, 518 Dayue Road, Wuhou District
Ticket: 40 RMB / 20 RMB (Student)

Shenzhen

23.11.2017
07:00 PM - 08:40 PM
Shenzhen Broadway Cinematheque  (SBC)
No.SL562, L5, CRC WanXiang Tiandi, YueHai Road, Nanshan District, Shen Zhen
Ticket: 50 RMB / 40 RMB (Member)

25.11.2017
03:30 PM - 05:10 PM
Broadway Cinemas (Coco Park) (BC)
2/F, Cocopark Mall, Fuhua 3rd Rd, Futian District, Shenzhen
Ticket: 50 RMB / 40 RMB (Member)

Nanjing

17.11.2017
06:00 PM - 07:40 PM
Lumière Pavilions Nanjing Golden Eagle (LNX)
Golden Eagle Xinjiekou Store Block B 9F,No.101 Hanzhong Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
Ticket: 40 RMB / 30 RMB (Member)

20.11.2017
07:00 PM - 08:40 PM
Lumière Pavilions Nanjing Golden Eagle (LNX)
Golden Eagle Xinjiekou Store Block B 9F,No.101 Hanzhong Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
Ticket: 40 RMB / 30 RMB (Member)