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TOO FAR AWAY (ZU WEIT WEG) -- German Currents 2021 Family Matinee Sunday, October 24th @ 11:00 AM at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.

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The German Currents Film Festival and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles would like to invite you to its special in-person family matinee screening of Sarah Winkenstette's award-winning film

TOO FAR AWAY (ZU WEIT WEG).

Sunday, October 24th @ 11:00 AM

at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

1901 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057

This screening is free for the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission is free. Space is limited. RSVP and masks required.

Valet Parking is available

Public transport is possible with the red line to MacArthur Park/Westlake stop. Using carpool or rideshare options are appreciated.

TOO FAR AWAY (ZU WEIT WEG)

Germany (2019), 89 min., German with English Subtitles

Director: Sarah Winkenstette, Screenplay: Susanne Finken, Cinematography: Monika Plura, Cast: Yoran Leicher, Sohbi Awad, Andreas Nickl, Mohamad Achour, Anna Böttcher, Producers: Jonas Weydemann, Jakob D. Weydemann, Milena Klemke, Yvonne Wellie, Production Company: Weydemann Bros., in co-production with Orange Roughy Filmproduktion , Rotor Film, and NDR Norddeutscher Rundfunk.

For 12-year-old Ben (Leicher), home means playing on his village’s soccer team. When the nearby coal mine expands, forcing his family to move to the city, Ben must leave everything he loves behind. At his new school, Ben struggles to fit in both in class and on the soccer field. When Tariq (Awad), an 11-year-old newcomer from Syria – who happens to be an ace soccer player, arrives and steals the show, Ben only sees the new boy as competition. But the rivalry between the two boys doesn’t last long, as they soon learn that they share more in common than they think. Winkenstette’s debut feature is a touching coming-of-age story suitable for the whole family that masterfully combines entertainment, emotion, and meaningful storytelling. 

AWARDS 

FBW 2020: Prädikat - wertvoll, Molodist Kiev FF 2019: Teen Screen Award, Zürich FF 2019: Kids Jury Award, Schlingel-IFF for Children and Youth Audiences 2019: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Goethe-Institut Children and Youth Prize, Filem on Brüssel 2019: CIFEJ Award, Oulu International Children’s & Youth FF 2019: ECFA Award, SIFFCY 2019: EFCA Award

Sarah Winkenstette was born in 1980 in Rheda-Widenbrück. Following internships and traineeships at Medienfabrik Bertelsmann, and the RTL School of Journalism, she studied Film at the Cologne Academy of Media Arts (KHM). Her Graduation film KIDNAPPED (2011) has received numerous awards, including “Gyphon” at the Giffoni Film Festival. Since 2011 she has worked as a freelance director. TOO FAR AWAY (2019) is her debut feature film.


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