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The river used to be a man

A tour de force through the African Okavango swamp, blurring the boundaries between fiction and documentary.
Germany, 2011
Feature Film

synopsis

A young German travels through a country in Africa. He meets an old fisherman near a river, who takes him deep into the wilderness in his wooden boat. The next morning, he finds himself alone in the middle of an endless delta. Here his intimate battle with death, his fears and perceptions of the outside world begins.
After days of drifting through the wilderness, he ends up in a very isolated village, far away from civilization. But his odyssey is not over yet.

His continuous loss of control leads him further into a world far beyond his own comprehension.

Festivals & awards

  • New Directors Award - San Sebastián Film Festival 2012
  • Visions - Toronto International Film Festival 2012

Credits

STARRING

Alexander Fehling
Sariqo Sakega
Obusentswe Dreamar Manyima
Babotsa Sax'twee
Nx'apa Motswai

DIRECTOR

Jan Zabeil

WRITER

Jan Zabeil
Alexander Fehling

PRODUCER

Benny Drechsel
Karsten Stöter
Jan Zabeil

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Jakub Bejnarowicz

EDITING

Florian Miosge

SOUND RECORDING

Anton Feist
Magnus Pflüger

SOUND DESIGN

Uwe Bossenz

SOUND EDITOR

Lars Ginzel

COMISSIONING EDITORS

Stefanie Gross

SUPPORTED BY

Filmförderungsanstalt FFA

produced by

Rohfilm

in coproduction with

SWR
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ZWEI ZU EINS eröffnet Filmfest München!
KAMAY wins Cinema of Urgency Award at Dok:fest München
Exerpt from Blickpunt:Films:

Der Viktor Dok.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency der Petra-Kelly Stiftung ist mit mit 5.000 Euro dotiert und ging an „Kamay“ von Ilyas Yourish und Shahrokh Bikaran, die in einer Familiengeschichte eine unbekannte Seite Afghanistans zeigen.Die Jury dazu: „Wir möchten eine Geschichte auszeichnen, die so noch nie erzählt wurde. Eine Geschichte, die erschütternde Erfahrungen einer Familie und gleichzeitig das Schicksal einer ganzen ethnischen Gruppe beleuchtet. Die Filmemacher führen in ‘Kamay' die Zuschauer*innen behutsam durch die Trauer einer Familie – und legen zugleich die Ursprünge jahrhundertelanger Unterdrückung offen. Die Regisseure finden eine einzigartige Bildsprache, um die Kultur der Hazara filmisch darzustellen und ihren Stimmen auf einfühlsame und poetische Weise Gehör zu verschaffen.“

https://www.blickpunktfilm.de/kino/festival-gewinner-dokfest-muenchen-vergibt-seine-preise-bd1583ebc844cfc21b22f143d7c09543​​​
The Playmaker sells TWO TO ONE in at the Cannes Film Market
https://variety.com/2024/film/global/the-playmaker-two-to-one-sandra-huller-1235997778/​​​

The Playmaker is thrilled to announce the successful closure of several significant distribution deals bringing Two to One to audiences in France (KMBO), Spain (A Contracorriente), Australia (Madman) and Greece (Rosebud).
Short Synopsis:
In „Two to One,“ a group of clever East-Germans seizes the chaotic post-GDR era in 1990 to retrieve hidden millions from an underground vault. As they outsmart formidable opponents, the heist takes an unexpected turn when money officially unrecognized in the GDR circulates.
Featuring the 2024 Academy Award-nominated Sandra Hüller („Anatomy of a Fall“, „Toni Erdmann“), alongside Max Riemelt („Sense 8“) and Ronald Zehrfeld („Barbara“, „Phoenix“), this historical comedy, based on a true story set in the GDR, promises laughs, unexpected twists, and brilliant performances. From the producers of „Three days in Quiberon“, „Lunchbox“, „War Sailor“, and “Human Factors”, Two to One is a must-watch.
The Playmaker will present “Two to One” in a private screening at the Marché du Film 2024.
 
"Two to One" is a German production by Row Pictures and Zischlermann Filmproduktion, in co-production with ZDF, in cooperation with Arte and Lichtblick Film- und Fernsehproduktion. The film is directed by Natja Brunckhorst, known for her critically acclaimed work on “Alles in Bester Ordnung” and “Wie Feuer und Flamme”. The local distributor for the project is X-Verleih (Germany).

Director’s Bio:
Natja Brunckhorst's career began with her unforgettable portrayal of Christiane F. in the 1981 film CHRISTIANE F. - WIR KINDER VOM BAHNHOF ZOO.  She later transitioned to screenwriting, penning scripts for the television series "Einsatz Hamburg Süd" and several "Tatort" episodes. Her screenplay for FEUER UND FLAMME, drawing from her own life, won her the German Film Award in 2001. Brunckhorst's writing talents also contributed to the award-winning children's film AMELIE RENNT.  She further expanded her repertoire by directing the successful film ALLES IN BESTER ORDNUNG, solidifying her status as a versatile and accomplished filmmaker.
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04109 Leipzig / Germany

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