Lebendkontrolle

Fiction, 30 min

Dir: Florian Schewe

Cast: Gerdy Zint, Franziska Jünger, Eddy Kante, Christian-Viktor Keune

Prod: Luisa Korsukéwitz, Film University Babelsberg "Konrad Wolf" / RBB

Screenplay: David Möhring, Florian Schewe

DP: Yannick Bonica, S16mm, 1:2,40

Editor: Clemens Walter

Language: German

Subtitles: English

Year of completion: 2010

Mark serves a long-term sentence. The only thing that shines a light on his blunt routine in prison is the prospect of seeing his girlfriend Jessica again. When Mark is granted a day`s leave, his older cellmate “Boxer” asks him to deliver his last savings to his estranged daughter. Mark accepts. This favour, however, is about to push him back into a world he thought he had left behind. Step by step the brief stopover in freedom reveals a portrait of a convict falling to pieces over himself.


Jury "Dialogue en perspective" prize at the Berlin International Film Festival:
"
Lebendkontrolle is a powerful and moving film with outstanding actors. The confident production draws the viewer into a nuanced and gripping told story. Director Florian Schewe and the entire crew know what they want and they achieve their goal: a thoroughly convincing and remarkable production which looks at the massive difficulties of the penal system for the incarcerated and their relatives."




Awards:


Berlin International Film Festival / Berlinale - "Dialogue en perspective"

Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis / German short film award - nominated

Deutscher Kamerapreis / German camera award - Yannick Bonica, director of photography

Deutscher Kamerapreis / German camera award - Clemens Walter, editing: nominated

Babelsberger Medienpreis - Best graduation film

Babelsberger Medienpreis - Best actor: Gerdy Zint

Etiuda&Anima Film Festival - Bronze Dinasour

Board of Film Classification, Germany - Seal of approval: Highly recommended

Board of Film Classification, Germany - Short film of the month

Festivals:




 

Berlin International Film Festival / Berlinale, Germany

Etiuda&Anima Film Festival, Krakow, Poland

New Vision International Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine

Encounters International Film Festival, Bristol, England

Interfilm, Berlin, Germany

Ljubljana International Film Festival, Slovenia

Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival, Germany

Filmzeit Kaufbeuren, Germany

Kinofest Lünen, Germany

Land in Sicht, Germany

Shorts at moonlight, Germany

Open Eyes Film Fest, Marburg, Germany

Lubusjie Lato Filmowe, Poland

Filmfest Dresden, Germany

Amirani International Student Film Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia

Start International Film Festival, Azerbaijan

Ostrava Kamera Oko, Czech Republic

Fresh Film Fest, Prague, Czech Republic

InD Short Film Festival, Hong Kong, China

International Student Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia


More on the film: lebendkontrolle.com, imdb