SAFE SPACE (GESCHÜTZTER RAUM)

SAFE SPACE
photo © DFFB/Ágnes Pákozdi

The film tells the love story of refugee Patrick and Sara from Berlin who are both involved in a group fighting for refugees’ rights in Germany. When a harmless advance turns into sexual assault, the group is forced to rethink their aims, ideals and the price they are willing to pay for it all. The private love story suddenly gains an unwanted political dimension.


Zora Rux has been studying Directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin since 2011. In 2015 she was a scholarship holder at Columbia University in New York. She also worked as a casting director for Roy Andersson, obtained a scholarship for Valie Export’s photo class and toured the Berlin Film Festival and the Fusion Music Festival with her art project “Kinobox”. Her award-winning short SAFE SPACE (2014) was screened at over 100 festivals around the world. She is currently working on her first feature.
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2014
Director Zora Rux
Screenplay Zora Rux, Christian Brecht
Cinematography Ágnes Pákozdi
Cast Maëlle Giovanetti, Gorges Ocloo, Thelma Buabeng, Viola Neumann, Sven Taddicken
Producer Fred Burle
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Length 13 min
Format DCP, color, 16:9
Original Version
 German, English
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Hof 2014, Biberach 2014, Mosaic Film Experience Grand Rapids 2014, Vox Feminae Zagreb 2014, FICMEC 2014, Luksuz Film Festival 2014, Regensburg 2015, Dresden 2015, FiSH Rostock 2015, Curtas Vila do Conde 2015, Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival 2015, Montreal 2015, Reykjavik 2015, Warsaw 2015, Sleepwalkers Tallinn 2015
Awards 2nd Place College Films Grand Rapids 2014, The Hot Issue Award Luksuz 2014

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