Who hasn’t made it yet:
Tonight 12.11. IRAQI ODYSSEY from Samir runs at 22.25 on 3sat.
A revealing film about the history of Iraq – especially during the current unrest!
IRAQI ODYSSEY was the official Swiss Osc Contribution 2016 and also the origin of Samir’s new feature film BAGHDAD IN MY SHADOW (from 2020 at the cinema, in co-production with COIN FILM).
Mario Adorf and director Dominik Wessely will also present the film personally at a KINOTOUR:
06. November | 19 h | Lichtburg Essen
09. November | 20 h | Scala Kino Ludwigsburg
11. November | 18 h | Thalia Augsburg
12. November | 18 h | Theatiner Kino München
14. November | 18 h | Kant Kino Berlin
23. November | 17:30 h | Braunschweig International Filmfestival – Astor Cinema 4
24. November | 15 h und 15.15 h | Blankeneser Kino Hamburg
CURRENT PRESS REVIEWS
programmkino.de: “An absolutely worth seeing biopic. Dominik Wessely has succeeded in creating a wonderfully entertaining, lovingly designed documentary – not only as a portrait, but also as a pleasurable trip into film history – a very thick recommendation!”
ttt: “The film by Dominik Wessely is an homage – quite wonderful.”
Capriccio, the cultural magazine of the BR: “It could have been worse – Mario Adorf” by Dominik Wessely is a treasure trove of the biographical and cinematic”.
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Mario Adorf was awarded the Herbert Strate Prize 2019 at this year’s cinema programme award ceremony. Sunnyi Melles presented the winner with a festive laudation. The award, presented by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and the HDF Kino e.V., honours personalities who have rendered outstanding services to German cinema and film.
After the world premiere in Locarno in August, the German premiere of BAGHDAD IN MY SHADOW will now take place on Friday, 25 October 2019 at the INTERNATIONAL HOFER FILMTAGEN at 9 p.m. in the Kino Central. And during the whole festival there will be an exhibition with films by Samir, including IRAQI ODYSSEE!
FR | 25.10.19 | 21:00 h | Central
SA | 26.10.19 | 13:30 h | City
The 33rd International Film Festival Braunschweig (19-24 November) honours the actor Mario Adorf with the “Europa” for his outstanding acting achievements and services to European film culture. Mario Adorf will receive the award on Saturday, 23.11. in the Grand House of the State Theatre.
The festival shows the current documentary film IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE about Mario Adorf by filmmaker Dominik Wessely as well as a retrospective with seven films with Mario Adorf, including collaborations with directors such as Volker Schlöndorff (“The Tin Drum”) or Rainer Werner Fassbinder (“Lola”).
>>>> Screening 23.11.2019 17:30 ASTOR CINEMA 4
“IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE” with Mario Adorf, our DoP Hajo Schomerus and director Dominik Wessely on Sunday at the Filmfest Cologne!
SO October, 13 / 17:30 h / Filmpalast 7
MO October, 14 / 14:30 h / Filmpalast 4
On August 14, director Dominik Wessely shows his latest documentary film IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE about Mario Adorf at the Festival of German Films in Ludwigshafen.
“How do you get such a rich and diverse life as that of actor Mario Adorf in a single film? You win him over as the main actor in the documentary film about his life. And let him do it.”
DO 29.08.19, 17.00 h, Festivalkino I
SA 31.08.19, 17.00 h, Festivalkino III
SO 08.09.10, 11.00 h, Festivalkino I
Am Samstag, 10. August 2019, feiert BAGHDAD IN MY SHADOW des preisgekrönten Regisseurs Samir seine Weltpremiere beim 72. Internationalen Filmfestival Locarno. Der Film wird in der Rubrik “Fuori Concorso” gezeigt.
10.08.19 | 18:30 h | Palexpo (FEVI) + Q&A
11.08.19 | 21:00 h | Cinema L’altra Sala
12.09.19 | 11:00 h | Cinema Rialto 1
Mit Zahraa Ghandour (TIFF-Beitrag “The Journey”), Haytham Abdulrazaq, Waseem Abbas, Ali Daeem, Maxim Mehmet (“Gotthard”), Meriam Abbas (“Homeland”), Kerry Fox (“Intimacy”, “Bright Star”, “Little Joe”), Ken Bones (Ridley Scott’s “Exodus”), Daniel Adegboyega (“Transformers – The Last Knight”, “Gone”, “James Bond – Skyfall”), Felix Scott (“Inception”), Taro Bahar (“Code 46”), Lachlan Nieboer (“Into the White”) und Hazel O’Connor (“Breaking Glass”).
BAGHDAD IN MY SHADOW ist eine Koproduktion von Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion, COIN FILM, Ipso Facto Productions, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, Teleclub und MMC Movies.
We are delighted that our current documentary film production IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE – MARIO ADORF by Dominik Wessely will celebrate its premiere in this year’s Berlinale Special 2019.
12.02. / 15.30 h / Premiere / Haus der Berliner Festspiele
13.02. / 18.00 h / Cubix 8
17.02. / 18.00 h / Cubix 8
The shooting of the German-Belgian film VATERSLAND began on September, 26. Under the direction of Petra Seeger (AUF DER SUCHE NACH DEM GEDÄCHTNIS) Margarita Broich and Bernhard Schütz play the leading roles. The shooting will continue until mid-November in Cologne and the surrounding area (Wermelskirchen, Ahrweiler) as well as in the Eupen region of Belgium. VATERSLAND is a German-Belgian co-production of COIN FILM, FilmForm and Velvet Films, in cooperation with WDR/ARTE and supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and DFFF, the cinema distribution is done by W-Film.
Picture credits: COIN FILM / Heike Fischer Fotografie
On September 13 COBAIN by Dutch filmmaker Nanouk Leopold will be released in cinemas throughout Germany.
“In silent radicalism, Nanouk Leopold tells the moving story of a modern hero who has to grow up early. Berlinale
“Newcomer Bas Keizer is a find in the title role as Cobain and proves a fascinating presence.” The Hollywood Reporter
“The most beautiful coming-of-age movies are those that don’t yet know everything about their protagonists.” Mirror Online
“Direct, rough, hard and touching.” Trouw (NL)
>>>>>> current play dates: cinema list
We are delighted that our current co-production COBAIN has been selected by Dutch filmmaker Nanouk Leopold for the European Film Award 2018.
>>>>> EFA 2018
COBAIN starts on 13.09.2018 in cinemas all over Germany.
Today, on World Women’s Day 08 March 2018, our current comedy DO YOU SOMETIMES FEEL BURNED OUT EMPTY? by Lola Randl with Lina Beckmann, Charly Hübner and Benno Fürmann will start in cinemas all over Germany and has been pre-selected for the German Film Award 2018!!!
HAVE FUN IN THE CINEMA!
“Intelligent, funny and completely surreal” scene Hamburg
“…as if Jacques Tati and Pedro Almodóvar had taken command after a night of drinking.” Munich evening newspaper
Great that our documentary MR GAY SYRIA by Ayse Toprak has been invited to two renowned festivals in the USA:
BERLIN & BEYOND 22nd Edition, San Francisco | 10.02.2018
>>>> about the festival BERLIN & BEYOND
MoMA’s DOC FORTNIGHT at the Museum of Modern Art in New York | 16.02.2018
>>>> about the festival MoMA’s Doc Fortnight
HAVE FUN!!! 😉
MR GAY SYRIA (director: Ayse Toprak) has been awarded more prizes at several festivals in October and November. We are very happy!
– Silver Hugo at the Chicago IFF
– Ocana Award to Freedom at the Sevilla FF
– Best European Documentary at the Tirana IFF
– Grand Prix at the LGBT-Festival Chéries Chéris in Paris
– Special Mention for Human Rights Film in the Impact Competition at the Verzio IHRDFF
The film was also awarded with:
– Human Rights Award at the Sarajevo IFF
– Special Mention of the Jury at the LGBTQI-Festival REAL LOVERS FF in Turin
Press comments on the Silver Hugo / Chicago
” I don’t know who ultimately won Mr. Gay World, but for anyone watching this documentary, Husein is the spiritual winner and an excellent central “character” for this subject.” Ferdy on films