LUST FOR LIFE (under production), feature doc. Producer: FreetownFilms
Wounded teenager Said is literally carried to Europe by his cousin Hazim. In Hamburg they find a new family and home with graphic artist Astrid. They quickly become friends and caretakers of her son Marius who has a cerebral palsy. This is a story about being carried and to carry. About love, hope and respect for each individual at a time when goodness is questioned.
The Cannes Film Festival is surely not only about glamour and fiction. I just learned that some of the stories that resemble unbelievable fiction but are harsh realities – the terrifying tales from refugees on the road – are represented at the festival too. I was working with the UNHCR initiative Telling the Real Story last year. Now it’s a growing community platform for those who need to talk or understand.
Out of This WorldÂ continues to screen at various film festivals worldwide. Here are the latest:
Doxs! Kino FestivalÂ in Duisburg, Germany.
Kino W TrampkachÂ in Warsaw, Poland.
CAT – Internatioal Film FestivalÂ in Moscow, Russia.
GUKIFF – The Seoul Guro International Kids Film FestivalÂ in Seoul, South Korea.
Human District – International Film Festival of Human RightsÂ in Belgrade, Serbia.
Busan International Short Film FestivalÂ in Busan, South Korea.
Lanzarote International Film FestivalÂ in Lanzarote, Spain.
Art Film Fest in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Out of This WorldÂ has been chosen alongside 26 other films, out of 300 films from 55 countries and 6 continents, to participate in the main competition at the 12th GdaÅskÂ DocFilm Festival during the 5th to the 8th of June 2014. Out of This World will compete for the main award – THE GATE OF FREEDOM prize.
Out of This World was proudly selected by the Berlin Film Festival â Berlinale. It was included with 16 films from 17 countries to participate in the festival’s Generation Kplus. Watch an excerpt from the film, stills, and more at the Berlinale siteÂ here.
Out of This World @ Berlinale
Martin Landquist (Music) & Viktor NordenskiÃ¶ld (Director)
”Big Swedish party at the Berlin Film Festival” Article from DN, Dagens Nyheter, (in Swedish, 2014.01.17) here.