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HANNA'S JOURNEY (HANNAS REISE)

HANNA'S JOURNEY
photo © 2 Pilots Filmproduction

Hanna is a young German that goes to Israel in order to push her career by working with disabled people. Itay, the Israeli social worker, picks on her with Holocaust jokes and cynical comments on German history, whilst obviously flirting with her. She initially reacts with rejection, but after a while Hanna becomes interested in her family's history, and also in Itay.

Adapted from the book Das war der gute Teil des Tages by Theresa Bäuerlein.


Julia von Heinz was born in 1976 in Berlin. After a degree in Cinematography, she worked as an assistant to Rosa von Praunheim at the “Konrad Wolf” University of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. In 2007 she founded Kings & Queens Filmproduktion with John Quester. Her films have won important awards including the German Film Award, Bavarian Television Award and Golden Sparrow and were shown at many international festivals. Her feature films include: WAS AM ENDE ZÄHLT (2007), STANDESGEMÄSS (2008), HANNI & NANNI 2 (2011), ROSAKINDER (2013), an episode film with the directors Chris Kraus, Axel Ranisch, Robert Thalheim, and Tom Tykwer, HANNA'S JOURNEY (HANNAS REISE, 2013), and I'M OFF THEN (ICH BIN DANN MAL WEG, 2015).
Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Julia von Heinz
Screenplay Julia von Heinz, John Quester
Cinematography Daniela Knapp
Cast Karoline Schuch, Doron Amit, Lore Richter, Max Mauff, Trystan Pütter
Producers Jörg Siepmann, Harry Flöter, Julia Röskau
Co-Producers Julia von Heinz, John Quester, Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari
Production Company 2 Pilots Filmproduction/Cologne, in co-production with Black Sheep Film Productions/Tel Aviv, Kings&Queens Filmproduktion/Herrsching, Bayerischer Rundfunk, WDR
Length 100 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 English, German, Hebrew
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Montreal 2013, Haifa 2013, Hof 2013, Cleveland 2014 (In Competition), Shanghai 2014
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund, German Federal Film Board, BKM, MEDIA, Israel Film Fund, Jerusalem Film & Television Fund, éQuinoxe, EATC, Berlinale Co-Production Market
German Distributor Zorro Film/Munich

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