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FAR END OF THE MILKY WAY won AWARD FOR BEST EDITING

FAR END OF THE MILKY WAY won AWARD FOR BEST EDITING

2014-10-28

Congratulations to our two directors and editors Leopold Grün and Dirk Uhlig!!!

Yesterday they won the price for the best editing in the category documentary film 2014!!

For further information:

http://www.filmplus.de/news-detail/items/montage-der-extraklasse.html

MY SWEET PEPPER LAND – German cinema release!

MY SWEET PEPPER LAND – German cinema release!

2014-02-19

We are proud to announce the German cinema release of our French-German coproduction MY SWEET PEPPER LAND by Hiner Saleem on 27th of March!

The Film will be screened in following cinemas:

Filmpalette | Köln
EISZEIT-Kino | Berlin
fsk – Kino am Oranienplatz | Berlin
Lichtblick | Berlin
Kinemathek | Karlsruhe
3001 Kino | Hamburg
Cinémathèk in der Nato | Leipzig
sweetSixteen-Kino im Depot | Dortmund
Werkstattkino | München

More information about the film and the trailer: here

40 DAYS OF SILENCE at 64th Berlin International Film Festival

40 DAYS OF SILENCE at 64th Berlin International Film Festival

2014-01-28

We are happy to announce that our German-Dutch-French co-production 40 DAYS OF SILENCE (aka CHILLA) by Saodat Ismailova will celebrate its world premiere on Friday, 7th of February, 07:00 p.m. at this year’s Berlinale in the section Forum.

Ismailova’s drama about a young woman, who takes refuge in her grandmother’s house to sit out the traditional vow of silence, is nominated for The Best First Feature Award.

All screening dates:
Fri, 07.02., 07:00 p.m., Delphi Filmpalast
Sat, 08.02., 10:15 p.m., CinemaxX 4
Mon, 10.02., 08:00 p.m., Cubix 9
Sun, 16.02., 04:15 p.m., Delphi Filmpalast

More information about the film: here

PIERROT for FAR END OF THE MILKY WAY!

PIERROT for FAR END OF THE MILKY WAY!

2014-01-20

Congratulations to Leopold Grün and Dirk Uhlig, all crew members and protagonists!

Both directors won the PIERROT for best documentary presented by Charlie Hübner last Friday, 17th january, at this year’s Bayerischer Filmpreis for our documentary FAR END OF THE MILKY WAY (AM ENDE DER MILCHSTRASSE).

More information about the film on facebook and here

Foto: Bayerische Staatskanzlei

REIMON by Rodrigo Moreno at Rotterdam Film Festival 2014

REIMON by Rodrigo Moreno at Rotterdam Film Festival 2014

2014-01-16

We are glad to announce the World premiere of Rodrigo Moreno’s REIMON on Monday, 27th of january, 18.45, at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Pathé 7.

Moreno’s drama about a young and lonely woman from the suburbs of Buenos Aires cleaning wealthy people’s houses is nominated for The Big Screen Award of this year’s edition.

All screening dates:
Mon, 27.01.2014, 18.45, Pathé 7
Tue, 28.01.2014, 12.15, Pathé 2
Thu, 30.01.2014, 15.15, Pathé 5
Sat, 01.02.2014, 17.30, LanternVenster 3

More information about the film: here

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2013-12-20

Dear friends and film-lovers,

we all wish you phantastic Christmas holidays and a wonderful start into the year 2014!
Thanks for the excellent collaborations in 2013 and lets see what 2014 will bring,

your ROHFILM-team.

THE BIG EDEN German TV premiere 26.11.13

THE BIG EDEN German TV premiere 26.11.13

2013-11-18

THE BIG EDEN, a documentary about Rolf Eden, Germany’s last playboy, by Peter Dörfler celebrates German TV premiere on Tuesday, November 26 at 08.15 pm on Arte!

More about the film and trailer: here

THE LUNCHBOX German Premiere

THE LUNCHBOX German Premiere

2013-11-15

Our Indian-French-German co-production THE LUNCHBOX celebrated in the presence of director Ritesh Batra and his leading actress Nimrat Kaur the German premiere at the Kino International on 13th of November.

On 21st of November THE LUNCHBOX appears in German cinemas!

Trailer and all tour dates with Ritesh Batra and Nimrat Kaur: here

ZURICH Shooting started

ZURICH Shooting started

2013-11-15

The shooting of Sacha Polakʼs (HEMEL) new feature film ZURICH, our Dutch-German-Belgian co-production, takes currently place in Saxony-Anhalt.

Synopsis: When love of her life Boris (44), a lorry driver with a strong and captivating personality, gets killed in an accident Nina (36) finds out that he’s been leading a double life all along. As it turns out, during their relationship of ten years, he was married to someone else and had a second family. The shock of both the sudden lost and long-lasting deceit causes her to lose her balance.

More about the film: here

THE LUNCHBOX Tour dates

THE LUNCHBOX Tour dates

2013-11-11

THE LUNCHBOX is with Ritesh Batra and Nimrat Kaur on tour!

Here is the complete list:

13.11. Berlin: Kino International 08:00 pm
14.11. Mannheim: Cineplex Mannheim 04:30 pm
14.11. Freiburg: Friedrichsbau 09:00 pm
15.11. Frankfurt am Main: Harmonie 07:00 pm
15.11. Bonn: Rex-Lichtspieltheater 08:30 pm
16.11. Bremen: Gondel 03:00 pm
16.11. Osnabrück: Cinema-Arthouse 05:00 pm
16.11. Münster: Schlosstheater Münster 08:00 pm

THE LUNCHBOX Premiere 13.11.2013!

THE LUNCHBOX Premiere 13.11.2013!

2013-10-31

We are glad to announce the German premiere of Ritesh Batra’s THE LUNCHBOX in the presence of the director and the leading actress Nimrat Kaur on 13th of November at Kino International.

More information about the film and the trailer: here

THE LUNCHBOX Festival dates

2013-10-30

Before our Indian-French-German co-production THE LUNCHBOX by Ritesh Batra appears in German cinemas, there is the chance to see the film at the Biberacher Filmfestspiele and at the Filmfest Braunschweig:

Biberacher Filmfestspiele:

Thursday, October 31, 10:30pm, SATURN

Filmfest Braunschweig:

Wednesday, November 6, 03:00pm, C1 CINEMA
Friday, November 8, 07:45pm, C1 CINEMA
Sunday, November 10, 01:30pm, C1 CINEMA

More information about the film: here

DJECA – CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO German cinema release – Premiere 08.11.2013!

DJECA – CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO German cinema release – Premiere 08.11.2013!

2013-10-30

We are proud to announce that DJECACHILDREN OF SARAJEVO by Aida Begić will be released in German cinemas on 7th of November!

The Film will be screened in following cinemas:

Berlin | FSK – Kino am Oranienplatz
Berlin | Kino Krokodil
Berlin | Thalia
Leipzig | Luru Kino in der Spinnerei
Magdeburg | Moritzhof Magdeburg
Alpirsbach | Subiaco-Kino
Darmstadt | Rex Kinos
Frankfurt | Mal Seh´n – Kino
Augsburg | THALIA
Nürnberg | Filmhauskino im K4

The premiere with panel discussion is on Friday, 8th of November, 8pm at Grassi Museum, Leipzig.

More about the film and the trailer: here

FAR END OF THE MILKY WAY in German cinemas - Premiere 23.10.2013!

FAR END OF THE MILKY WAY in German cinemas - Premiere 23.10.2013!

2013-10-21

Finally: AM ENDE DER MILCHSTRASSE (FAR END OF THE MILKY WAY) by Dirk Uhlig and Leopold Grün is coming to German cinemas!

Anne-Sophie Balzer from ZEIT ONLINE about the documentary: Der letzte Ort vor dem Nichts

Premiere in the presence of the directors and protagonists is on wednesday, 23rd of october, 8pm, at Volksbühne, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin.

For the complete list of all premieres & previews please klick here

More about the film: here

DER FLUSS WAR EINST EIN MENSCH German TV premiere 16.10.2013

DER FLUSS WAR EINST EIN MENSCH German TV premiere 16.10.2013

2013-10-07

To all who didn’t have a chance to see THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN (DER FLUSS WAR EINST EIN MENSCH) by Jan Zabeil, starring Alexander Fehling, in cinema:
German TV premiere is on wednesday, 16th october | 10pm | SWR/SR.

More information: here

AM ENDE DER MILCHSTRASSE premiere 23.10.2013

AM ENDE DER MILCHSTRASSE premiere 23.10.2013

2013-10-07

We are happy to announce the premiere of Leopold Grün’s and Dirk Uhlig’s AM ENDE DER MILCHSTRASSE (FAR END OF THE MILKY WAY) on wednesday, 23rd of october, 8pm at Volksbühne, Berlin.

The documentary will be screened in cinemas all over Germany from 24th of october onwards. Selected dates:
24.10. Berlin | Union
24.10. Halle | Luchs
25.10. Köln | Filmpalette
25.10. Dresden | Programmkino Ost
26.10. Neustrelitz | Fabrikkino
26.10. Rostock | LiWu
27.10. Braunschweig | Universum

More information about the film: here
German distributor: Neue Visionen Filmverleih
Facebook page with trailer: here

MY SWEET PEPPER LAND premiere on 22nd of may

MY SWEET PEPPER LAND premiere on 22nd of may

2013-05-14

We are happy to announce that our French-German coproduction MY SWEET PEPPER LAND by Hiner Saleem will have it’s world premiere at Cannes in the section Un Certain Regard on:

WED 22 may | 22.15 | Debussy

Additional screenings:
THU 23 may 17.15 | Bazin
FRI 24 may 14.00 | Debussy

Market screenings:
SUN 19 may 15.30 | Arcades 1
TUE 21 may 16.00 | Olympia 3

French & International Press:
Vanessa Jerrom | T: +33 (0)1 42 97 42 47 | vanessajerrom@wanadoo.fr
German Press:
Sylvia Müller | T: +49 (0)30 41 71 57 22 | mueller@filmpresse.de
International sales:
Films Distribution | T: +33 (0)1 53 10 33 99 | info@filmsdistribution.com

More information about the film: here

THE LUNCHBOX premiere on 19th of may

THE LUNCHBOX premiere on 19th of may

2013-05-14

Our Indian-French-German coproduction THE LUNCHBOX (DABBA) by Ritesh Batra will have it’s world premieres in Cannes at this year’s Semaine de la Critique

SUN 19 may 2013 | 11.30 & 17.00 | Miramar

Public screenings:
SUN 19 may 22.00 | Miramar
MON 20 may 08.30 | Miramar
14.00 | Théatre la Licorne
20.30 | Valbonne
TUE 21 may 16.00 | Studio 13
FRI 24 may 17.00 | Le Raimu

Market screenings:
SUN 19 may 18.00 | Olympia 5
WED 22 may 12.00 | Olympia 5
THU 23 may 12.00 | Olympia 6

International Press:
Richard Lormand | T: +33 (0)6 09 49 79 25 | intlpress@aol.com
German Press:
Felix Neunzerling | T: +49 (0)1 71 40 26 205 | fn@zoommedienfabrik.de
International sales:
The Match Factory | T: +49 (0)221 5397 09 | sergi.steegmann@matchfactory.de

More about the film: here

MY SWEET PEPPER LAND in Cannes 2013!

MY SWEET PEPPER LAND in Cannes 2013!

2013-04-29

We are happy to announce that our French-German co-production MY SWEET PEPPER LAND (aka AGA) by Hiner Saleem is selected for the section Un Certain Regard at this year’s Festival de Cannes.
Along with Ritesh Batra’s THE LUNCHBOX at the Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes, Rohfilm presents two films at the Croisette 2013.

More about MY SWEET PEPPER LAND
More about THE LUNCHBOX

LOLA in bronze for LORE

LOLA in bronze for LORE

2013-04-27

We are proud to announce that our German-Australian-Britisch coproduction LORE by Cate Shortland won the Deutschen Filmpreis (German Film Award) for best Feature Film in bronze last night (friday, 26th of april 2013)!
Thanks to all of the team, our supporters and our friends!
More information about LORE: here

THE LUNCHBOX at Semaine de la Critique 2013

THE LUNCHBOX at Semaine de la Critique 2013

2013-04-23

We are happy to announce the world premiere of our Indian-French-German co-production THE LUNCHBOX (DABBA) by Ritesh Batra will take place at this year’s ‘Semaine de la Critique’ at the 66th Festival de Cannes.
More information about the film: here

FAR END OF THE MILKY WAY Festival dates

2013-04-18

To all who didn’t have the chance to see Dirk Uhlig’s and Leopold Grün’s documentary FAR END OF THE MILKY WAY so far, here the festival dates for the next months:

Fishfilmfestival, Rostock, saturday, 20th of april, 7pm at Lichtspieltheater Wundervoll

Crossing Europe, Linz, Austria, friday, 26th and sunday, 28th of april

Filmkunstfest, Schwerin, wednesday, 1st of may, 8:15pm and thursday, 2nd of may, 4pm

Neissefilmfestival, Großhennersdorf, sunday, 5th of may, 2:30pm

LORE four nominations for German Film Award 2013

LORE four nominations for German Film Award 2013

2013-03-22

Our German Australian coproduction LORE by Cate Shortland is nominated for this year’s Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Award) in four categories:

- Feature Film
– Cinematography (Adam Arkapaw)
– Costume (Stefanie Bieker)
– Music (Max Richter)

We are stunned and proud and would like to thank everybody who helped making this film possible.
Let’s keep fingers crossed for the award ceremony on 26th of April!

Silver Bear for HARMONY LESSONS

Silver Bear for HARMONY LESSONS

2013-02-17

Aziz Zhambakiyev won the Silver Bear at the 63. Berlinale for an outstanding artistic contribution on the category camera in our Kazakh-German co-production UROKI GARMONII (HARMONY LESSONS) by Emir Baigazin.

Also it was awarded the prize of The Berliner Morgenpost Readers’ Jury for best feature film.

Jakub Bejnarowicz wins German Film Critics Award

2013-02-11

Congratulations to Jakub Bejnarowicz!
Tonight he was awarded with the prize for best camera for his cinematographic work in THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN by Jan Zabeil.
For more information please click here.

Saskia Rosendahl AACTA Award for Best Young Actor

Saskia Rosendahl AACTA Award for Best Young Actor

2013-01-31

Congratulations to Saskia Rosendahl!
Last night she won the AACTA Award for Best Young Actor for her stunning performance in our Australian-German-British coproduction LORE by Cate Shortland.

HARMONY LESSONS in Berlinale competition

HARMONY LESSONS in Berlinale competition

2013-01-22

HARMONY LESSONS, our Kazakh-German co-production by Emir Baigazin, is running in Berlinale competition.

For more information please click here.

LORE AURORA Award / Tromsø International Film Festival

2013-01-22

Last Saturday LORE was awarded the Aurora Prize by the international Jury at the Tromsø International Film Festival.
The Jury said about LORE:
“The Aurora prize goes to a sensible film about the transformation of a young girl within the circumstances of war. Her perceptions of good and bad, right and wrong are questioned in this suspenseful drama. The intense, daring and tactile cinematography brings the drama very close to the viewer(...)”

Max Richter wins Bavarian Film Award for LORE

2013-01-22

Congratulations to Max Richter for the Bavarian Film Prize for Best Film Music for our German-Australien-British co-production LORE by Cate Shortland.

ROHFILM at Berlinale 2013

2013-01-18

We are glad to participate in the COMPANY MATCHING programme of the Berlinale Co-Production Market among 6 companies from around the globe.
For more information please visit www.efm-berlinale.de.

LORE screening at LOLA@Berlinale / Saskia Rosendahl SHOOTING STAR 2013

2013-01-18

LORE, our German-Australian-British co-production by Cate Shortland, will be presented in the German Cinema-LOLA@BERLINALE section on Tuesday, 12th of february 2013, 11.30 am, at Cinemaxx 1.

Also, Saskia Rosendahl, starring LORE, is going to be at Berlinale as she is the German SHOOTING STAR 2013. For more information about the SHOOTING STAR 2013 please visit European Film Promotion.

Saskia Rosendahl is German Shooting Star 2013

Saskia Rosendahl is German Shooting Star 2013

2012-12-12

Congratulations to Saskia Rosendahl!
European Film Promotion (EFP) just announced that she is the German SHOOTING STAR 2013.
Saskia convinced the international jury with her performance in our German-Australian coproduction LORE by Cate Shortland:
“Saskia is able to transform herself and show an incredible range of emotions – without very much dialogue. She is a true natural talent and, with Lore, is making a phenomenal debut performance as she embarks on the transition from a child into a woman.” (www.shooting-stars.eu)
So, let’s wait for the next year to come for Saskia with a lot of exciting events and festivals.

LORE nominated at AACTA 2013 for 8 awards

LORE nominated at AACTA 2013 for 8 awards

2012-12-03

We are proud to announce that our German Australian coproduction LORE by Cate Shortland is nominated for amazing 8 awards at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards 2013 in the following categories:
– Best Film
– Best Direction
– Best Adapted Screenplay
– Best Cinematography
– Best Sound
– Best Production Design
– Best Costume Design
– Best Young Actor: Saskia Rosendahl
Let’s keep fingers crossed for decisions in early 2013.
LORE is also the official Australian Oscar® entry 2013.

Awards for LORE in Stockholm and Ljubljana

Awards for LORE in Stockholm and Ljubljana

2012-11-19

Last saturday LORE by Cate Shortland won amazing 4 prizes at 23rd Stockholm International Film Festival! It was awarded with the Bronze Horse for Best Film, Best Actress for Saskia Sophie Rosendahl, Best Cinematography (Adam Arkapaw) and Best Music (Max Richter).
Also it won the DRAGON Audience Award at 23rd Ljubljana International Film Festival.

And last but not least don’t forget to keep fingers crossed for final Oscar® choices in january; LORE and DJECA – Children of Sarajevo are two out of only 11 entries made by women for Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards (71 entries in total).
The Hollywood Reporter says about LORE (Australian entry): “Sounds like Oscar® candy.” and for DJECA (Bosnia & Herzegovina’s choice) it quotes THR‘s Megan Lehmann: “compelling central perfomance of dark-eyed Marija Pikic.”

LORE by Cate Shortland starts in German cinemas on 01.11.12

LORE by Cate Shortland starts in German cinemas on 01.11.12

2012-11-01

Cate Shortlands award winning new production LORE starts in German cinemas on 01.11.12.
Please find a cinema in your town screening LORE with Kinofinder.

For seeing the trailer, more information and pics please visit www.lore-der-film.de.

FAR END OF THE MILKY WAY (aka RANDLAND) at the 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig)

FAR END OF THE MILKY WAY (aka RANDLAND) at the 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig)

2012-10-15

FAR END OF THE MILKY WAY (aka RANDLAND) is selected for the GERMAN COMPETITION DOCUMENTARY FILM at the 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (DOK Leipzig). The Festival will be held from 29th October to 4th November 2012.

The film will celebrate it’s world premiere on Tuesday the 30th OCTOBER 2012 at 2pm at the cinema “CINESTAR 7”. In addition, there will be two more
screenings. On Thursday the 1st NOVEMBER at 7:30pm (Cinestar 7) and on SATURDAY the 3rd November at 5:30pm (Passage Kino Wintergarten).

The crew and the protagonist will attend the screenings.

For further information, please visit the DOK Leipzig or our Randland Facebook Site.

http://www.dok-leipzig.de/

http://www.facebook.com/Randland.Film

LORE - Hamburg Film Critics Award 2012 & Hesse Film Award 2012

2012-10-15

We are proud to announce that Cate Shortland’s LORE won this years Hamburg Film Critics Award at the Filmfest Hamburg and also the Hesse Film Award for the Best Feature Film 2012.

LORE and DJECA - CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO selected for nomination at the 85th Academy Awards

2012-09-17

We are happy to announce that Cate Shortland’s LORE was selected as the Australian entry and Aida Begic’s DJECACHILDREN OF SARAJEVO has been selected as the Bosnian-Herzegovinian entry for a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards®!

The 25th European Film Awards: DJECA - CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO in EFA selection 2012

The 25th European Film Awards: DJECA - CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO in EFA selection 2012

2012-09-13

DJECACHILDREN OF SARAJEVO was selected on the recommendation list for a nomination for the 25th European Film Awards 2012!
We are looking forward to 3rd November 2012 when the nominations will be announced at the Seville European Film Festival in Spain.

LORE and DJECA - CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO at the 56th BFI London International Film Festival

2012-09-07

We are proud to announce that Cate Shortland’s LORE is selected for the OFFICIAL COMPETITION Section and Aida Begic’s DJECACHILDREN OF SARAJEVO is selected for the DEBATE Section at the 56th BFI London International Film Festival (10 – 21 October 2012).

For further Information please see

LORE
LOREOFFICIAL COMPETITION

DJECACHILDREN OF SARAJEVO
CHILDREN OF SARAJEVODEBATE

LORE at the 65th International Filmfestival Locarno

2012-08-13

LORE by Cate Shortland was awarded the audience award of the Piazza Grande in Locarno Prix du Public UBS.

LORE at the 65th International Filmfestival Locarno and as a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival

LORE at the 65th International Filmfestival Locarno and as a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival

2012-07-17

We are happy to announce the international premiere of our German-Australian-British co-production LORE by Cate Shortland at the 65th International Filmfestival Locarno 2012 on Thursday, 2nd of August, 9:30 pm at the Piazza Grande.

SYNOPSIS Spring 1945 and the German resistance collapses. As the Allied forces sweep across the Motherland five children embark on a journey which will challenge every notion we have of family, love and friendship. What happens to our youngest after war ends? Based on the Booker nominee novel THE DARK ROOM, by Rachel Seiffert. From the dircetor of SOMERSAULT.

Djeca - Children of Sarajevo at the 65th Festival de Cannes

2012-06-14

Special Distinction of the Jury – Un Certain Regard, FF Cannes 2012

DJECA (Children) at the 65th Festival de Cannes

DJECA (Children) at the 65th Festival de Cannes

2012-05-03

We are happy to announce the world premiere of our Bosnian-German-French-Turkish co-production DJECA (Children) by Aida Begić in ‘Un Certain Regard’ at the 65th Festival de Cannes 2012 on Monday, 21st of May, 11am at Salle Debussy.

SYNOPSIS Rahima (23) and Nermin (14) are orphans of the Bosnian war. They live in Sarajevo, a transitional society that has lost its moral compass, including in the way it treats children of the people who were killed fighting for the freedom of their city.
After crime-prone adolescent years, Rahima has found comfort in Islam and she hopes her brother will follow in her footsteps. Their life of bare survival becomes even more difficult after Nedim gets into a fistfight at school with the son of a local strongman. This incident triggers a chain of events leading Rahima and to the discovery that her young brother leads a double life…

THE BIG EDEN is nominated for the German Film Award 2012

THE BIG EDEN is nominated for the German Film Award 2012

2012-04-13

More information to come at
http://www.thebigeden-film.com

THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN in competition for Max Ophüls Prize

THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN in competition for Max Ophüls Prize

2012-01-19

We are happy to announce that THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN by Jan Zabeil is shown at the film festival Max Ophüls Preis in the main competition.

Synopsis A young German travels through a country in Africa. He meets an old fisherman near a river, who takes him deep into the wilderness in his wooden boat. The next morning, he finds himself alone in the middle of an endless delta. Here his intimate battle with death, his fears and perceptions of the outside world begins. After days of drifting through the wilderness, he ends up in a very isolated village, far away from civilization. But his odyssey is not over yet. 
His continuous loss of control leads him further into a world far beyond his own comprehension.

The young director Jan Zabeil and his actor Alexander Fehling launch themselves into the abyss of being a stranger in a foreign world.

For more information go to the festivals website:
http://www.max-ophuels-preis.de/prog/wettlang.php

NEW DIRECTORS AWARD for THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN

NEW DIRECTORS AWARD for THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN

2011-10-05

THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN by Jan Zabeil won the NEW DIRECTORS AWARD at the 59th San Sebastian International Film Festival!
The film, starring german Shooting Star Alexander Fehling, has been awarded in the competition for first and second feature films in the Zabaltegi section of the festival and is rewarded with 90.000 Euros.
This prize is one reason more to thank everyone involved in planning and producing the film.

Shooting start of Cate Shortland's LORE

Shooting start of Cate Shortland's LORE

2011-07-19

Today the shooting for Cate Shortland’s (SOMERSAULT) new feature film LORE started in Görlitz. Cate Shortland and Robin Mukherjee adapted a novella from the the Booker Prize nominated THE DARK ROOM by Rachel Seifert about five children on their way through post-war Germany.

Synopsis Spring 1945 and the German resistance collapses. As the Allied forces sweep across the Motherland five children embark on a journey which will challenge every notion we have of family, love and friendship. What happens to our youngest after war ends?

For more information visit:
http://www.hoehnepresse.de

THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN wins Young German Cinema Award for best producer

2011-06-30

This years´ FILMFEST MÜNCHEN awards Rohfilm with its “Young German Cinema Award for BEST PRODUCER” ! We are very happy for having received this award and would like to thank everyone involved, especially director Jan Zabeil and the extraordinary actor Alexander Fehling, but also the crew: Jakub Bejnarovicz-Director of Photography, Anton Feist-Sound and Florian Miosge-Editor.

THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN at the 29th Filmfest München

THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN at the 29th Filmfest München

2011-06-06

We are happy to announce that our film THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN by Jan Zabeil will be premiering at this years Filmfest München in the section “Neue deutsche Kinofilme”.

Synopsis A young German travels through a country in Africa. He meets an old fisherman near a river, who takes him deep into the wilderness in his wooden boat.
The next morning, he finds himself alone in the middle of an endless delta. Here his intimate battle with death, his fears and perceptions of the outside world begins. After days of drifting through the wilderness, he ends up in a very isolated village, far away from civilization. But his odyssey is not over yet. 
His continuous loss of control leads him further into a world far beyond his own comprehension.

The young director Jan Zabeil and his actor Alexander Fehling launch themselves into the abyss of being a stranger in a foreign world.

THE SLUT at the 64th Festival de Cannes

THE SLUT at the 64th Festival de Cannes

2011-04-21

We are happy to announce that the Israeli-German co-production THE SLUT by Hagar Ben-Asher will be premiering in the Semaine de la Critique at the 64th Festival de Cannes in May 2011.

Synopsis Tamar’s behavior is fixed. One man after another, a hand job, a blow job, and so on. But she is also the mother of Mika and Noa, 12 and 8. She no longer seeks redemption, until Shai arrives. He comes in order to handle his dead mother’s property. Shai is not aware of Tamar’s behavior, but soon enough discovers her way. He does not care for it, for he thinks he can save her. They fall in love and soon Tamar stops messing around. The tightly knit society is skeptical of her purification process, but true trouble lies in this new daily routine creating a harsh sense of emptiness in Tamar’s core.

SONG FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS on Arte

SONG FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS on Arte

2011-03-01

We are glad to announce that our film SONG FROM THE SOUTHERN SEAS (Germany, Kazakhstan, Russia, France, 2008) will be shown on Arte on March 2nd 2011 at 10:50 pm.

“an excellent example of accessible, cinema-specific, multilayered narrative” – Howard Feinstein (Screen)

Rohfilm at 61st Berlin International Film Festival

Rohfilm at 61st Berlin International Film Festival

2011-01-21

We are very happy to announce that two of our films will be presented at the 61. Berlin International Film Festival.

The argentinian co-production A MYSTERIOUS WORLD (Un Mundo Misterioso) by Rodrigo Moreno (El Custodio, 2006) will have its world premiere in the COMPETITION and the latest documentary by Peter Dörfler, THE BIG EDEN, will be presented in the section PANORAMA.

Looking forward to seeing you all at Berlinale!

NOISE wins Audience Award at Brooklyn IFF

2010-06-14

Our short film NOISE (directed by Esther Löwe) won the Audience Award at this years edition of the Brooklyn International Film Festival. For more information visit http://www.brooklynfilmfestival.org

ACHTERBAHN wins 'Best Documentary 2009' by German Film Critics Association

ACHTERBAHN wins 'Best Documentary 2009' by German Film Critics Association

2010-02-15

The Association of German Film Critics awarded ACHTERBAHN (CATAPULT) by Peter Dörfler the prize for ‘Best Documentary 2009’.

The Association of German Film Critics (VdFk) awards annually the best german productions of the year. It is the only german film prize picked exclusively by critics. Over 300 members of the union chose the winning films from german movies that were shown in between January, the 1st 2009, and December, the 31st 2009, at german cinemas or domestic and international film festivals.

Complete List of winners

ACHTERBAHN (CATAPULT) DVD release April 2010

ACHTERBAHN (CATAPULT) DVD release April 2010

2009-10-27

We are happy to announce that the DVD of our documentary ACHTERBAHN (CATAPULT) will be released in on 30th of April 2010.

More informations coming soon at
http://www.achterbahn-der-film.de

ACHTERBAHN (CATAPULT) in cinemas on July 2nd

ACHTERBAHN (CATAPULT) in cinemas on July 2nd

2009-06-23

Synopsis Norbert Witte, once the king of the only amusement park of the former GDR, today he is behind bars in Germany. When fleeing bankruptcy in Berlin, Norbert Witte and his family secretly shipped their rollercoasters to Peru. Things went wrong here too. In a desperate attempt, Norbert tried to smuggle cocaine to Germany. Three years later his 23 years old son Marcel was sentenced to 20 years in a Peruvian prison. Now the father is doing everything he can in order to free his son.

More information, trailer, presskit and screening dates at
http://www.achterbahn-der-film.de

YURI'S DAY at the 27th Filmfest München

YURI'S DAY at the 27th Filmfest München

2009-06-02

YURI‘S DAY by Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov will have it’s German premiere at the 27th Filmfest München held June 26th to July 4th.

Synopsis The successful opera diva Lyuba takes a last trip to the remote town of Yuriev in the middle of nowhere. Wanting to sell all her property here she uses the opportunity to show her adolescent son Andrey, where she grew up in order to finally leave her hometown behind forever. Mother and son wander aimlessly through the streets of this alien place until something unforeseen happens and Andrey disappears mysteriously.

More information at
www.filmfest-muenchen.de

JAFFA by Keren Yedaya at the 62nd Festival de Cannes

JAFFA by Keren Yedaya at the 62nd Festival de Cannes

2009-04-23

We are happy to announce that the Israeli-French-German co-production JAFFA by Keren Yedaya will be premiering in the Official Selection (out of competition) at the 62nd Festival de Cannes this year.

Synopsis Mali and her family live in Jaffa, where they own a garage. Taufik and his father Hasan work for them. The relationship between the Jewish owners and the Arab workers is supposedly good but under the surface other emotions bustle. Mali and Taufik have been having a stormy affair for several months now that seems to have come naturally. They keep the forbidden affair a secret and very much fear the reaction of their families. When Mali accidentally gets pregnant, they must act.

Director Keren Yedaya, whose debut OR (MON TRESOR) won the Camera D’Or and Grand Prix Semaine de la Critique in 2004, is returning to Cannes with an unusual melodrama. Led by the hypnotic performances of Dana Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz, Mahmud Shalaby and Moni Moshonov and the mesmerizing cinematography of Pierre Aim (BIENVENUE CHEZ LES CH’TIS, LA HAINE) JAFFA is a heart-rending love story, a barometer of the mental state of a country and homage to the heyday of Egyptian cinema.

Rohfilm at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival

Rohfilm at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival

2009-02-15

We have the pleasure to present the world premiere of ACHTERBAHN / CATAPULT by Peter Dörfler (Perspektive Deutsches Kino) and our festival success SNOW by Aida Begic (Generation 14+).

Looking forward to seeing you all at Berlinale!