Selb · April 04 - 07, 2024 47. GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Program

The Ordinaries

Storyline

In a fabulous world, strictly divided into main, supporting characters and outtakes, Paula faces the most important test of her life: she must prove that she has what it takes to be a main character. Paula wants a glamorous life with her own storyline, exciting scenes and full of music - not like her mother, who works as a supporting character in the background. She's top of her class at cliff hanging, skilled at slow motion and panicked screaming in her sleep. In search of a solution, she discovers irregularities regarding the death of her father, a heroic main character. Her investigations lead her to the despised, downtrodden outtakes, people with movie flaws, on the edge of society. But instead of dangerous rebels, there she meets broken characters with real emotions, trying to survive in an unjust world. Paula begins to doubt - herself, her place in history, and those who tell it.

About the film/director

Director and writer Sophie Linnenbaum was born in 1986 in Nuremberg, Germany. After completing her diploma in psychology and working as a playwright, she studied directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and is shooting series and documentaries. Her playfully pointed short films have won several awards and screened at numerous national and international festivals, such as the multiple award - winning [OUT OF FRA]ME and the German Short Film awarded PIX. Most recently, she traveled with her documentary STORIES OF DADS which won several awards such as the FFF Förderpreis Dokumentarfilm at DOKFest Munich and nominated for the German Documentary Award. THE ORDINARIES is her graduation film and first fiction feature.

Credits

Director:
Sophie Linnenbaum
Script:
Sophie Linnenbaum, Michael Fetter Nathansky
Camera:
Valentin Selmke
Editor:
Kai Eiermann
Sound:
Nicolas Voß
Music:
Fabian Zeidler
Cast:
Fine Sendel, Jule Böwe, Henning Peker, Noah Tinwa, Sira Faal, Denise M’Baye, Pasquale Aleardi, Noah Bailey
Producer:
Laura Klippel, Britta Strampe
Contact:

E-mail:
info@bandenfilm.de
  • Germany
  • OmeU (German and English)
  • 2022
  • 120 minutes

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