Film Screening
At Eye Level

At Eye Level - Film Still
© Wolfgang Ennenbach

New Plymouth, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Director: Evi Goldbrunner, Joachim Dollhopf, colour, 99 mins, 2015/16
Michi is unhappy in the children’s home in which he’s been housed since his mother died. He has no idea about the rest of his family. When the ten-year-old finds a letter from his mother to his presumed father, it offers him fresh hope. He tracks him down, but the man in no way resembles the image the boy has created of his parent. Tom, who himself has no idea he has a son, is a dwarf. This fact doesn’t escape the other children in the home: Michi becomes the target of their ridicule. His relationship with Tom becomes endangered and eventually the Youth Welfare Office insists upon a paternity test.


New Plymouth, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Len Lye Centre
42 Queen St
New Plymouth