ICH WAR NOCH NIEMALS IN NEW YORK
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Germany, Austria (2019) 129min., German with English subtitles
Director: Philipp Stölzl, Screenplay: Alexander Dydyna,
Cinematography: Thomas Kiennast, Cast: Heike Makatsch, Moritz Bleibtreu,
Katharina Thalbach, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Michael Ostrowski, Pasquale Aleardi, Marlon Schramm, Producers: Regina Ziegler (Ziegler Film), Sebastian Werninger (UFA Fiction), Nico Hofmann (UFA Fiction), Christoph Müller (Mythos Film), Co-Producers: Klaus Graf (Graf Film), Freddy Burger (Universal Pictures Productions), Production Companies: Ziegler Film, MYTHOS FILM, Graf Filmproduktion, Universal Pictures Productions,
Philipp Stölzl’s (Goethe!, North Face) light-hearted and off-beat film adaptation of Germany’s wildly successful stage musical brings the music of Udo Jürgens to the big screen. For self-centered Talk Show host, Lisa (Heike Makatsch), her show means everything. When her mother, Maria (Katharina Thalbach), lands in a hospital following an accident, Maria can only remember one thing: she had never been to New York! Without further ado, Maria flees the hospital and boards a cruise ship headed to New York as a stowaway. With her make-up Artist, Fred (Michael Ostrowski), in tow, Lisa catches up with Maria, only to be stuck on the ship as it sets sail. As the three stowaways try to make the best of the situation, they each meet an unexpected stranger: Lisa meets Axel (Moritz Bleibtreu), who is far from her type; Maria meets the aging Gigolo, Otto (Uwe Ochsenknecht), and Fred falls for Costa, the ship’s magician. What ensues is a colorful, syrupy-sweet sing-along voyage across the Atlantic and into the uncharted waters of memory and love.
Nominated for 5 German Film Awards, and 3 Romy Awards.
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Live Online Panel Discussion of I'VE NEVER BEEN TO NEW YORK
Saturday, November 14th | 11:00 AM PT
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Ernst Lubitsch Preis 2020:
Best Comedic Performance in German Film Bavarian Film Awards 2020:
Special Award Romy Awards 2020:
Favorite Actress (Heike Makatsch)
was born 1967 and lives in Berlin. His work as a director has a very wide range including feature films, commercials, music-videos as well as opera and theater productions. Starting out as a set designer for theater, he crossed over to music-videos in his late twenties. After having some international success in this genre, he extended his work as a film director to commercials and feature films. Lately the theater has come back into his life. Stölzl is now directing (and stage designing) operas and theater plays in addition to his ongoing film work. His films include: NORTH FACE (2008), GOETHE! (2010), DER MEDICUS (2013), WINNETOU (2016), and I’VE NEVER BEEN TO NEW YORK (2019).