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JUPITER

JUPITER
© DREIFILM

Only a few hours until comet Calypso passes Earth at a threatening distance. A shy teenage girl is travelling with her family to a remote cabin in the Alps, where she has to decide whether to pursue her own path on Earth or to follow her parents, members of a cosmic cult, through a fatal procedure into a higher existence on Jupiter.


Benjamin Pfohl was born in Cologne in 1985. He worked on several German and international feature film productions and received scholarships for DAAD residencies in Buenos Aires and Tunis. He studied Directing at the University of Television and Film in Munich (HFF). His films include the shorts MUNICH BOHÈME (2010), JAEGER (2012), AMAZIGH GHOSTLAND (2014, doc), and GHOSTS (2014), which screened at more than 20 international film festivals and won the FIPRESCI Prize of the Drama Short Film Festival. He is developing his graduation short JUPITER (2019) into his feature debut.
Genre Fiction
Category Short
Year of Production 2019
Director Benjamin Pfohl
Screenplay Benjamin Pfohl
Cinematography Tim Kuhn
Cast Greta Bohacek, Cosima Shaw, Kai Ivo Baulitz, Carlo Schmitt, Thekla Hartmann
Producers Martin Kosok, Alexander Fritzemeyer
Co-Producers Sebastian Fehring, Tristan Bähre, Philipp Maron
Production Company DREIFILM, in co-production with ARTE, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Maverick Film, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M)
Length 13 min 58 sec
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital 5.1
Festivals Regensburg 2019, Landshut 2019, BAFTA Student Film Award Shortlist 2019, SHORTS Offenburg 2019, Grenzlandfilmtage Selb 2019, Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2019, Brussels Short Film Festival 2019, Thalmässing Short Film Festival 2019, Yerevan Short Film Festival 2019, Festival Emden-Norderney 2019, Thessaloniki Short Film Festival 2019, Edinburgh 2019, Stony Brook FF 2019

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