Estonian premiere

The Ordinaries

Local title
Tavalised tegelased
Original title
The Ordinaries
Director
Sophie Linnenbaum
Country
Germany
Year
2022
Festival
26th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Best of Fest
Genre
fantasy
Subject
music, soul-searching, child-parent relationships

A lavish, allegorical satire, bursting with ideas from across film history in a call for a different future.

Paula lives in a cinematic reality in which all people are divided into main and secondary characters. In order to be able to lead a life with her own storyline, she attends the school for main characters. But shortly before the final exam, Paula still fails to create emotional music. She sets out, therefore, in search of great emotions, ending up at a place where outtakes eke out a dreary existence on the fringes of society. Here, she encounters more and more inconsistencies surrounding her father's death – and Paula begins to doubt her place in history.

Director Sophie Linnenbaum presents a captivating ode to filmmaking that is overflowing, both narratively and visually, with original ideas.

Director
Sophie Linnenbaum
Screenwriter
Sophie Linnenbaum, Michael Fetter Nathansky
Cast
Pasquale Aleardi, Christian Steyer, Michael Pink
Producer
Laura Klippel, Britta Strampe
DoP
Valentin Selmke
Editor
Kai Eiermann
Composer
Fabian Zeidler
Production
Bandenfilm, Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
World sales
The Match Factory
Runtime
Language
German
Subtitles
English
Other festivals
Karlovy Vary, Munich, Zurich
Director
Sophie Linnenbaum

Sophie Linnenbaum (1986)

Filmography:
The Ordinaries (2022)

Screenings

7th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening020504 / Tavalised tegelased
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsSophie Linnenbaum (Film Director, Scriptwriter)
Q&A duration
Screening duration
7th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening040505 / Tavalised tegelased
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
6th Hall Apollo Kino Lõunakeskus, Tartu
Screening102301 / Tavalised tegelased
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
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