Films

Different Kinds of Rain

Different Kinds of Rain, "1000 Arten, den Regen zu beschreiben"

World Premiere

Synopsis

Director

The door has been closed for many weeks. A teenager has locked himself in - shutting out a helpless father, mother and sister. In Japan, youths like him have already been given a name: Hikikomori (the secluded). The phenomenon is also beginning to spread throughout the Western world. This is all the family has been able to find out. All they can do is stand in front of the locked door and ask, beg, implore, throw tantrums, despair, accuse, ignore and hope. All the while, the door increasingly becomes a mirror of their own lives.

 

Isabel Prahl's sophomore debut film is an ambitious work. The film got intense developmental support from one of Germany’s most lauded directors, Dominik Graf. The result is a concept and film that is visually striking and uncompromising, pushing each of the lonely characters to the edges of the frame, tearing the family apart in its images.

 

Prahl has cast some of Germany’s most acclaimed actors – Bjarne Mädel, Emma Bading, Bibiana Beglau – while coming to terms with a family member being so close and yet out of reach one by one they deal with their own demons. In all their desperation, like separate drops, the family members fall. But only after complete destruction can they perceive if the rubble around them was part of a protective castle or a jail.

 

Formally astute, emotions run deep here in a film that remains in radical control of its means, proving exceptional maturity of the filmmaker from the very beginning.

 

Christoph Gröner

Isabel Prahl

(b. 1978, Münster, Germany) studied graphic design in Hamburg, as well as literature, culture and media studies in Siegen. Post-graduate studies at the Cologne Academy of Media Arts. Her social advert "Armut kennt viele Geschichten" (2009) has been the recipient of numerous awards. Prahl won the 2010 Young Directors Award in Cannes. "Different Kinds of Rain" is her first full-length feature film.

Filmography

  • 1000 Arten
  • den Regen zu beschreiben (Different Kinds of Rain, 2017)

Schedule

28.11.2017
21:00 - 23:01
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 121002
Guests (11)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Director Isabel Prahl, Cast Bibiana Beglau, Cast Emma Bading, Crew Melanie Andernach, Crew Andreas Köhler, Crew Daniel Scheuch, Crew Niklas Hlawatsch, Writer Karin Kaci, Cast Bjarne Mädel, Crew Genoveva Kylburg, Cast Louis Hofmann
29.11.2017
17:15 - 19:06
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 4
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 130305
Guests (7)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Cast Emma Bading, Director Isabel Prahl, Crew Melanie Andernach, Crew Andreas Köhler, Crew Daniel Scheuch, Crew Niklas Hlawatsch, Writer Karin Kaci
03.12.2017
17:30 - 19:01
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 171801
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

First Feature Competition
Goethe-Institut presents: New German Film

Film info

Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Duration: 91 minutes
Language: German
Director: Isabel Prahl
Producer: Melanie Andernach
Writer: Karin Kaci
DOP: Andreas Köhler
Composer: Volker Bertelmann
Cast: Bjarne Mädel, Bibiana Beglau, Louis Hofmann, Emma Bading, Janina Fautz
Production: Made In Germany Filmproduktion

Synopsis

Director

The door has been closed for many weeks. A teenager has locked himself in - shutting out a helpless father, mother and sister. In Japan, youths like him have already been given a name: Hikikomori (the secluded). The phenomenon is also beginning to spread throughout the Western world. This is all the family has been able to find out. All they can do is stand in front of the locked door and ask, beg, implore, throw tantrums, despair, accuse, ignore and hope. All the while, the door increasingly becomes a mirror of their own lives.

 

Isabel Prahl's sophomore debut film is an ambitious work. The film got intense developmental support from one of Germany’s most lauded directors, Dominik Graf. The result is a concept and film that is visually striking and uncompromising, pushing each of the lonely characters to the edges of the frame, tearing the family apart in its images.

 

Prahl has cast some of Germany’s most acclaimed actors – Bjarne Mädel, Emma Bading, Bibiana Beglau – while coming to terms with a family member being so close and yet out of reach one by one they deal with their own demons. In all their desperation, like separate drops, the family members fall. But only after complete destruction can they perceive if the rubble around them was part of a protective castle or a jail.

 

Formally astute, emotions run deep here in a film that remains in radical control of its means, proving exceptional maturity of the filmmaker from the very beginning.

 

Christoph Gröner

Isabel Prahl

(b. 1978, Münster, Germany) studied graphic design in Hamburg, as well as literature, culture and media studies in Siegen. Post-graduate studies at the Cologne Academy of Media Arts. Her social advert "Armut kennt viele Geschichten" (2009) has been the recipient of numerous awards. Prahl won the 2010 Young Directors Award in Cannes. "Different Kinds of Rain" is her first full-length feature film.

Filmography

  • 1000 Arten
  • den Regen zu beschreiben (Different Kinds of Rain, 2017)
Scholarship of 5000 EUR from Jameson.