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GFQ 1_2013

ENDE DER SCHONZEIT CLOSED SEASON CLOSED SEASON is set in 1942 and tells the story of Fritz and Emma who are hiding Albert, a Jewish refugee, at their remote farm in the Black Forest. Since his marriage with Emma has remained childless, Fritz uses the situation to suggest an un- orthodox arrangement: He asks Albert to sleep with his wife and conceive a child on his behalf. The consequences are dramatic: Emma discovers her sexuality, Fritz cannot control his jealousy and Albert feels trapped between the two of them. Against the background of war, an unpredictable drama unfolds that turns offenders into victims and vice versa. Genre Drama, History Category Feature Year of Production 2012 Director Franziska Schlotterer Screenplay Franziska Schlotterer, Gwendolyn Bellmann Director of Photography Bernd Fischer Cast Brigitte Hobmeier, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Christian Friedel, Thomas Loibl, Rami Heuberger, Maximilian Mauff, Michaela Eshet, Ayala Meidan, Mike Maas, Wolfgang Packhäuser, Stela M. Katic Prislin, Pepe Trebs, Carla Soravia, Holger Braune Producers Christian Drewing, Philipp Homberg Co-Producer Itai Tamir Production Company EIKON Südwest/ Stuttgart, in co-production with SWR/Baden-Baden, Laila Films/Tel Aviv Length 100 min Format DCP, Blu-ray, color, 1:1.85 Original Version German, English Subtitled Version English Festivals Filmfest Munich 2012, Biberacher Filmfest- spielen 2012, Kinofest Lünen 2012, Montreal World Film Festival 2012, Plus Camerimage 2012, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 2013, San Diego Jewish Film Festival 2013, Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2013 Awards Best Film Lünen 2012, Best Actress & Ecumenical Film Prize Montreal 2012 With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg, BKM, Israeli Filmfond, German Federal Film Fund  FRANZISKA SCHLOTTERER was born in Munich in 1972. She studied at Northwestern University in Chicago and New York University, followed by the Screenwriting Masterclass Step by Step in Berlin. Also active as a screenwriter, her films as a director include: UPON ARRIVAL (short, 1995), TIMES OF CHANGE (1998), GAME OVER (2005), THE ARCHITECT (2006), THE SMARTER SOLUTION (short/image film, 2007), WALKING THROUGH THERESIENSTADT (short doc, 2009), UNDER SUS- PICION (doc, 2009), and CLOSED SEASON (2012). World Sales Atlas International Film mail@atlasfilm.com www.atlasfilm.com photos©EikonSüdwest GFQ 1-2013 23 NEW GERMAN FILMS S.23_ENDE_DER_SCHONZEIT.qxp_Layout 1 21.01.13 11:01 Seite 1

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