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Midsommar-Stories

Midsommar-Stories

One myth of our times, IKEA, is the focal point of five different stories conceived by students at the Munich Film Academy. Under the direction of Prof. Doris Doerrie, the best material by five students was developed until suitable for screenplay. A professional team and excellent actors then helped smooth the stories' path onto the screen. The outcome is an delightful episodic film.
Midsommar-Stories is about people driven on by a wide range of dreams, problems and fears. At some point in their lives, the "furniture paradise" IKEA plays a decisive role - whether this be comical or tragic. IKEA is the scene of wild adventures, of a struggle between destructive characters, or - in another case - of new-found happiness. The result is an abundant, varied picture of human destinies.
Genre Drama

Year of Production 1999
Directors Elena Alvarez, Michael Chauvistré, Andi Niessner, Livia Vogt, Heike Wasem
Screenplay Elena Alvarez, Michael Chauvistré, Andi Niessner, Livia Vogt, Heike Wasem
Cinematography Markus Kraemer, Stefan Spreer, Christian Reitz
Christian Knobel, Tom Leonhardt
Cast Franziska Petri, Jacques Breuer, Joachim Iffland, Rudi Knaus, Matthias Buedinger, Annika Kuhl, Billie Zoeckler
Producer Mathias Allary
Production Company Allary Film/Munich, in co-production with ARTE, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M)
Runtime 98 min
Format 35 mm, color
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals Hof 1999 (opening film), Kerala 2000, Montevideo 2000, Waterville 2000, Washington 2000 (Cultural Assets)
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film