Hypocrisy

A short film about double standards and a failed family.

Filming will take place beginning of August 2024.
 
Aaron emigrated from Chicago to Berlin. There he meets Larissa, with whom he has a short affair. The relationship falls apart when she finds out that she is pregnant. Over time, Aaron finds out that she doesn't want him to be part of her life or the life of their common child and tries to exclude him more and more. As he faces exclusion, Larissa's racist and calculated behaviour and the challenge of suddenly becoming a father, Aaron is confronted with his own past and reaches the limits of his sanity.

(still from A Thousand and One ©Aaron Ricketts/Focus/TNS as reference mood)

Lass Nicht Los
Short Film
German + Arabic
13:46
2023
Germany

Amir and Anouk are driving homewards after their first road trip together. High of their love they feel nothing can ruin their luck until they are being stopped by the police.

Writer: Antonia Lindner
Script Consultants: Rafael Kousz, Raaed Al-Kour
Cinematography: Philipp Kaiser
Sound: Xavier Fleming
Sound Design: Andreas Goldbrunner
Music: Barry Despenza
Color Grading: Philipp Kaiser

Producer: Rafael Kousz, Sandra Cavallaro

Cast: Hassan Kello
          Flavia LeFèvre
          Cornelia von Fürstenberg
          Ben Ulrich
          Simon Bogocz
          Felix Mann

Director + Editor: Antonia Lindner

Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München

Festivals:

Max Ophüls Preis 2024 |  Wettbewerb Kurzfilm Uraufführung / World Premiere

International Short Film Week Regensburg

24. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival

Next Generation Short Tiger 2024

Dresden International Short Film Festival 2024

Durban International Film Festival 2024

Odense Film Festival 2024

FEST - New Directors 2024 


Press:

https://www.sr.de/sr/mediathek/audio/SR2_BE_1526.html

https://www.sr.de/sr/sr2/themen/kultur/20240122_demo_blick_auf_kurzfilme_ophuels_100.html

Stills ©HFFMünchen

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Short Film
Kurdish + German
15:37 
2023
Germany 

Alan gets invited by his german classmates to hang out for the first time. Him, his sister and mother get very excited and help him to prepare for this special day. 

Writer: Dara Lalo
Cinematography: Julian Weisser
Sound: Avow Lalo
Sound Design: Xavier Fleming
Color Grading: Julian Weisser


Producer: Dara Lalo

Cast: Dara Lalo
          Narîn Khalil
          Hajera Almesto
          Raschid Scharmo
          Khalil Hamada


Director + Editor: Antonia Lindner

Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München +
Otto-Falkenberg-Schule für Schauspiel

Stills ©HFFMünchen

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Short Film
German + English
09:00
2023
Germany

When B. enters the german foreigners registration office to pick up his residence permit, he soon has to realise that things are different from what he expected. He is caught in disbelief, until he finds a friend who pushes him to make use of his privilege.

Writer: Sandra Katzlmayr, Antonia Lindner
Cinematography: Hana Reintges
Music + Sound Design: Xavier Fleming

Producer: Felix Mann, Rafael Kousz

Cast: Om Hari Lasar
          Dara Lalo
          Benito Bause
          Mela Feigenbaum
          Victor Sternweiler
          Maximilian Rosenbluth
          Frank Padova
          Sophie Colindres
          Felix Mann


Director + Editor: Antonia Lindner

Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München


Festivals:

Interfilm 39th Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin  – „Deutscher Wettbewerb" 

FILMZ Mainz 2023

Kurzfilmsause Freiburg – Blackwood Filmfestival Audience Award 2. Platz

Tbilisi International Student Film Festival 2023

Lange Nacht der Museen München 2023

Underdog Film Festival Wolfsburg 2023

Sehsuechte | 52nd international student film festival 2023

TakeOne Innsbruck 2023 - Winner 2nd Prize


Stills ©HFFMünchen

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USA/Canada

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USA

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The constant noise inside and outside recreates a numbness of the body under the imagined circumstances. Sparse dialogue results from an imagined numbness of the mind, suppressed by an oppressed environment. Natural, organic connection is needed more than ever. 
 


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Digital Video
Music by Barry Despenza
2019
USA

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Archive Footage
Music and Recording by Barry Despenza
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Music by Olusegun
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USA

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