Archive of films Hounds / Jagdhunde

Germany
2007, 86 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2007

16-year-old Lars lives on an old lonely farmstead in the northeastern corner of Germany. Come Christmas time, all family relationships break down and the farmstead turns into a battlefield of emotions. A story of proximity and distance, of the fragile family structure, and the point in time when it becomes necessary to withdraw in order to rediscover love.


Synopsis

Christmas is coming soon. Henrik and his 16-year-old son Lars live together, isolated from local inhabitants, on an old farmstead in the north-eastern corner of Germany. The barn is soon to be renovated as a wedding hotel. The relationship between father and son is marked by a complete lack of communication. When Lars learns about an affair his father is having with his aunt Jana, he feels even more isolated. When Lars meets Marie, they roam together through the enchanted wintry countryside. The family chaos at the festival of love reaches a peak when Lars’ mother unexpectedly shows up with her lover. The future venue for wedding couples turns into a battlefield of emotions. A story of proximity and distance, of the fragile structure of families and the point in time when it becomes necessary to withdraw in order to rediscover love.

About the director

Ann-Kristin Reyels (b. 1976, Leipzig) worked as an assistant on various film and television productions and directed a stage play together with four other student directors at the Maxim Gorky Theater in Berlin in 2004. In 2001–2007 she studied directing at the Konrad Wolf Film and Television Academy in Potsdam-Babelsberg. After a number of short films, Hounds is Ann-Kristin Reyels’ first feature-length film.

Contacts

MDC Int. GmbH
Schillerstr. 7a, D - 10625, Berlin
Germany
Tel: +49 30 264 979 00
Fax: +49 30 264 979 10
E-mail: info@mdc-int.de
www: www.mdc-int.de

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Ann-Kristin Reyels
Screenplay: Marek Heisner, Ann-Kristin Reyels
Dir. of Photography: Florian Foest
Music: Henry Reyels
Editor: Halina Daugird
Producer: Susann Schmink, Jörg Trentmann
Production: Credofilm GmbH
Cast: Constantin von Jascheroff, Josef Hader, Luise Berndt
Contact: MDC Int. GmbH

Guests

Marta Lamperová

Sales Agent, Film Institution Rep.

Wigbert Moschall

Buyer


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