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Fly (Fliegen)

Fly
Scene from "Fly" (photo © Delia Woehlert)

Dima lives in fear of being deported from Germany. A petty criminal, he finds refuge with Sarah, who is making a documentary about the lack of prospects for young foreigners. While the film is being made, Sarah lets him hide in her attic. Becoming aware of the attraction between them, Dima plays more than a role in Sarah’s documentary and they gradually leave the ground beneath their feet and learn, step by step, to fly.


Piotr J. Lewandowski was born in 1975 in Warsaw/Poland. After studying Graphic Design and Economics in Warsaw and London, he studied Visual Communication at the University of Art and Design in Offenbach, and Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. A selection of his films includes: PROJECT 01 & 02 (short, 2001), LITTLE COMPUTER PEOPLE (short, 2001), HEAVY PREGNANT (short, 2003), PAPA (short, 2005), DIE AUFSCHNEIDER (2007), JANEK (short, 2008), FLIEGEN (short, 2009), GÖTTER WIE WIR (TV, 2012), ZWISCHEN ERDE UND LICHT (doc, 2016), and JONATHAN (2016). He is currently working on the feature KÖNIG DER ZIGEUNER (WT).
Genre Drama, Love Story
Category Short
Year of Production 2009
Director Piotr J. Lewandowski
Screenplay Jan Oberlaender, Finn Ole Heinrich
Cinematography Lars Petersen
Dirk Schreier, Dan Olteanu
Albrecht Neander, Patrick Waizmann
Patricia Walczak
Cast Peter Moltzen, Sandra Hüller, Jacob Matschenz, Oktay Oezdemir
Producers Carsten Strauch, Piotr J. Lewandowski
Production Company Carsten Strauch Filmproduktion/Berlin, in co-production with Die GENERALE Filmproduktion/Berlin, Pathion Pictures/Berlin, Magna Mana Production/Frankfurt
Length 26 min
Format color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Berlin 2009, Dresden 2009, ShortFilmFestival Hamburg 2009, OpenEyes Marburg 2009, Kerry 2009, I've Seen Films Milan 2009, Warsaw 2009, Molodist Kiev 2009, Clermont-Ferrand 2010, Molodist Kiev 2015
Awards Best Actor (Jacob Matschenz) Berlin 2009, Audience Award Hamburg 2009
With backing from German Federal Film Board
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