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GERMAN CURRENTS 2022 OPENING NIGHT
Presented on Friday, October 21st @ 10:00 PM as an in-person screening at the American Cinematheque's Los Feliz 3 Theatre.
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RSVP TO ATTEND | WE MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD
Germany (2022) 93 min. DCP Projection. German with English Subtitles
Director: Natalia Sinelnikova, Screenplay: Natalia Sinelnikova & Viktor Gallandi, Cinematography: Jan Mayntz Cast: Ioana Iacob, Pola Geiger, Jörg Schüttauf, Producers: Julia Wagner, Production Company: HEARTWAKE films In Coproduction with Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
In Natalia Sinelnikova’s feature film debut, the microcosm of the high-rise provides the setting for an eerie, nuanced, and satirical portrait of a timeless dystopian experiment. Anna (Iacob) and her teenage daughter Iris (Geiger) live in an exclusive apartment building near the edge of an unnamed forest. Secluded, secure, and self-contained, the complex is famous for its curated list of residents. To live here, shielded from a dangerous environment, is the goal. As head of security, Anna holds one of the most critical positions within the community. Life within the idyllic complex seems perfect until caretaker Gerti‘s (Schüttauf) dog mysteriously disappears, sparking panic among the residents. What follows is an unsettling, slow burning series of events that send the already paranoid tenants spiraling towards mass hysteria. Award-winning cinematographer Jan Mayntz artfully captures the bleak reality of Sinelkova and Gallandi’s screenplay that resonates with current social and political issues.
FESTIVALS, AWARDS & NOMINATIONS:
Opening Film at Perspective Deutsches Kino
Tribeca Film Festival 2022:
International Narrative Competition, Best Cinematography
Bolzano Film Festival Bozen 2021:
Cine Chromatix - Postproduktions-Preis
Berlin Film Week:
Winner Best Director and Best Screenplay
was born in St. Petersburg in 1989 and emigrated to Germany at the age of 7. She grew up in Berlin and studied Culture Studies, focusing on theater and photography in Hildesheim and film directing at Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Potsdam. We Might As Well Be Dead is her debut feature.
The German Currents Film Festival is produced by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque in kind cooperation with the German Consulate General, and with the support of The Friends of Goethe, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the German Film Office, and media partners Deutsche Welle.
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