Archive of films Prince / Le Prince
2021, 125 min
Section: Crystal Globe Competition
Perhaps they should never have met, but fate wanted otherwise. Monika and Joseph. She is a curator, he is an immigrant from Congo, a businessman with an unclear past and present. They meet during a police raid at a bar, when the first of many sparks flies between them. An understated love story, a melodrama without pathos, a fragile tale about the ambiguous nature of love and the impossibility of overcoming it through reason.
Perhaps they should never have met, but fate wanted otherwise. Their lives intersect while they are hiding in the rear room of a bar during a police raid, when the first of many sparks flies between them. Monika and Joseph. She works as a curator at a gallery, he is a businessman originally from Congo. Their worlds could not be more different. Monika’s friends are intellectuals, while Joseph lives among a vibrant community of often illegal African immigrants. Can their relationship last? Their friends don’t think so, and it seems that even the lovers themselves are sometimes fumbling in the dark. An understated love story, a melodrama without pathos, a fragile tale about the ambiguous nature of love and the impossibility of overcoming it through reason.
About the director
Lisa Bierwirth (1983, Hessisch Lichtenau, Germany). Selected filmography: Fracht (2009, TV film, short), Sweetness (2011, TV film, short), Teufel (2013, short), Portopalo (2015, short doc.), Le Prince (2021).
About the film
|Section:||Crystal Globe Competition|
|Screenplay:||Hannes Held, Lisa Bierwirth|
|Dir. of Photography:||Jenny Lou Ziegel|
|Art Director:||Marie-Luise Balzer|
|Producer:||Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade|
|Production:||Komplizen Film GmbH|
|Cast:||Ursula Strauss, Passi Balende|
|Contact:||Komplizen Film GmbH|
Jenny Lou Ziegel
Director of Photography