GERMAN GENRE CINEMA IN TORONTO

Zombies in the sticks of Thuringia, a friendship between two very different women and a story, written, directed and produced by women: ENDZEIT - EVER AFTER by Carolina Hellsgård (Grown Up Films) will be celebrating its world premiere in the Toronto International Film Festival's Discovery sidebar which is reserved for first and second features. This was announced by the festival at a press conference where the program's last remaining titles were revealed.

Seven German co-productions have been programmed in Discovery along with ENDZEIT - EVER AFTER at this year's TIFF (6 – 16 September 2018).

All of the German films and co-productions at Toronto 2018…

About ENDZEIT - EVER AFTER: Two years after zombies have overrun the Earth, the German towns of Weimar and Jena are probably the only remaining places of human civilisation thanks to a protective fence. ENDZEIT - EVER AFTER follows two very different young women, Vivi and Eva, who for better or for worse have to join forces in the fight against the undead when they find themselves without any kind of protection in the open country between the two towns. Their journey leads them to the apocalypse where a stunningly beautiful nature has gained the upper hand in the absence of humans.

Carolina Hellsgård's debut feature WANJA celebrated its world premiere at the Berlinale in 2015 and then screened at a number of international festivals. It was awarded the prize for best screenplay at the Valletta Film Festival. ENDZEIT - EVER AFTER is her second feature film. It is based on a graphic novel by the author Olivia Vieweg who also wrote the screenplay. Apart from the three lead actresses (Gro Swantje Kohlhof, Maja Lehrer and Trine Dyrholm), the creative key positions (direction, screenplay, cinematography, casting, production design, make-up, costume, score, editing, production) were also taken by women.

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