Masel Tov Cocktail
Short Fiction, Drama, Satire, 2020, 30 min.
Original title: Masel Tov Cocktail
Language: German/Russian with English subtitles
Directors: Arkadij Khaet, Mickey Paatzsch
Screenplay: Arkadij Khaet, Merle Teresa Kirchhoff
Cinematography: Nikolaus Schreiber
Cast: Alexander Wertmann, Mateo Wansing Lorrio, Gwentsche Kollewijn, Liudmyla Vasylieva, Vladislav Grakovskiy, Steffen C. Jürgens
Producers: Christine Duttlinger, Ludwig Meck, Lotta Schmelzer
Festivals: (selection) Max Ophüls Prize Saarbrücken 2020, Flickers Rhode Island 2020, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2020, Ghent 2020, Boston Jewish Film Festival 2020, Moscow Jewish Film Festival 2020, HollyShorts Los Angeles 2020, New York Jewish Film Festival 2021, Flickerfest Sydney 2021, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2021, Denver Jewish Film Festival 2021, Miami Jewish Film Festival 2021
Awards: (selection) Audience Award Midlength Film, Max Ophüls Prize Saarbrücken 2020; Best Actor, Flickers Rhode Island 2020; Youth Jury Award, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2020; Best Midlength Film, Five Lakes Film Festival 2020; Best Main Actor & Best Script Award, La Cabina Valencia 2020; Best Short Film, Boston Jewish Film Festival 2020; Audience Award, Moscow Jewish Film Festival 2020; Best Education Film & Best Student Film, German Human Rights Film Award 2020.
Ingredients: 1 Jew, 12 Germans, 50 ml Culture of Remembrance, 30 ml stereotypes, 2 teaspoons of patriotism, 1 teaspoon of Israel, 1 falafel, 5 Stumbling Stones, a dash of antisemitism.
Directions: Put all ingredients into a film, bring to boil and shake vigorously. Then garnish with Klezmer music.
Consumption: Light before serving. Enjoy at the cinema. 100% kosher.
19-year-old Dimitrij Liebermann punched Tobi in the face. Now he’s supposed to apologize to him. But Dimitrij doesn’t exactly feel sorry. While on his way to meet up with Tobi, he encounters a diverse representation of German society. Again and again, Dimitrij faces one struggle he needs to overcome: his German-Jewish identity. An analysis of the status quo.