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Himmelfilm: How Were the Skies Like When You Were Young?

Himmelfilm: How Were the Skies Like When You Were Young?
Scene from "Himmelfilm"

"How were the skies like when you were young?"

Most people look immediately out of the window and start to dream, searching between tall buildings for a piece of sky. We collected sounds. Voices from all over the world. Memories from people of their childhood, their home, their sky. Everyone has their own childhood sky. Their own memories, forgotten corners, childhood lairs. Faded and pale like an old color photo from long lost days. Or vivid with color, if you dream yourself away.

And of course the sky is blue. The same everywhere? Always there.


Jiska Rickels was born in 1977 in The Netherlands. Before studying at the Dutch Film & Television School in Amsterdam, she traveled the world performing in various music theater productions. During her studies, she also attended the Academy of Television & Film (HFF/M) in Munich. Her films include: Capoeira (1999), Mijn Paradijs (2000), Goetterdaemmerung (2002), her award-winning graduation film Untertage (2003), and Himmelfilm: How Were the Skies Like When You Were Young? (2004).

Sanne Kurz was born in 1974 in Ludwigshafen and studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich. Active as a cinematographer and director, her films include: LAUTE (1996), MILLIONÄRE WERDEN WIR NICHT (1998), HIMMELFILM (2005), 1,2,3 (2009), 2010 (2010), and NOT FAR FROM ME (2011).
Genre Art
Category Short
Year of Production 2004
Directors Jiska Rickels, Sanne Kurz
Screenplay Jiska Rickels, Sanne Kurz
Cinematography Sanne Kurz
Gisela Castronari
Horst Rickels
Producers Hamid Baroua, Michael Polle
Voices Wim Wenders, Marie Miyayama, Luigi Falorni, Husam Chaddat
Production Company Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M), in cooperation with Creative Pictures/Munich
Length 15 min
Format color, 35 mm
Original Version
 Diverse languages
Subtitled Version English

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