HOUNDS  a film by ann-kristin reyels     shortly before christmas. lars and his father henrik live lonesomely on an old homestead in the uckermark. being strangers they are ignored by the local citizens. the people are smiling at their idea to transfer the barn into a wedding hotel. also the relationship between each other is characterized by speechlessness. nothing changes.  at the train station lars meets marie and for lars a new world begins to open. together they wander through the snowy landscape, which appears bewitched. since lars finds out about the love affair between his father and his aunt jana he feels even more redundant. the chaos within the family seems to be perfect, when lars’ mother appears surprisingly with her lover. the future place for wedding couples converts into a battlefield of subtile crosstalks and emotions. then lars takes the first step to break the ice.      cast:  constantin von jascheroff, josef hader, luise berndt,, sven lehmann, judith engel, ulrike krumbiegel, marek harloff, heiko pinkowski      screenplay:  marek helsner, ann-kristin reyels  director:  ann-kristin reyels  photography:  florian foest  sound:  florian kühnle  editor:  halina daugird  light:  ingrico schulze  production design:  grit wendicke  costume design:  dörte schneider  make-up:  anna peppler  casting:  ulrike müller  music:  henry reyels  executive producer:  fabian pöhlmann  zdf editor:  christian cloos  co-producer hff:  holger lochau  producers:  susann schimk, jörg trentmann     fiction, 86 min., 35mm, colour, dolby sr, 1:1,85, 25fps     credo:film in co-production with zdf das kleine fernsehspiel and the hff “konrad wolf“ potsdam-babelsberg     funded by medienboard berlin-brandenburg, kulturelle filmstiftung mecklenburg-vorpommern      distribution company:   zauberland filmverleih       awards:  fringe report awards london, great britain (2008): ann-kristin reyels wins the award for best director, palm springs international film festival, usa (2008): new voices/new visions award, director ann-kristin reyels receives the young scientists award by the country of brandenburg, 10th festival of german film, nantes, france (2007): prize for best movie, 57th berlinale, internationales forum des jungen films (2007): fibresci-award, 8th first step award berlin, germany (2007): nominated for “best feature film”, 17th filmkunstfest in schwerin (2007): defa-nachwuchspreis & cinestar award, 3rd festival of german film, ludwigshafen, germany (2007): art of film award      webpage of the film       purchase a dvd:   good!movies      © 2007 credo:film gmbh/ zdf das kleine fernsehspiel/ hff “konrad wolf“

HOUNDS
a film by ann-kristin reyels

 

shortly before christmas. lars and his father henrik live lonesomely on an old homestead in the uckermark. being strangers they are ignored by the local citizens. the people are smiling at their idea to transfer the barn into a wedding hotel. also the relationship between each other is characterized by speechlessness. nothing changes.

at the train station lars meets marie and for lars a new world begins to open. together they wander through the snowy landscape, which appears bewitched. since lars finds out about the love affair between his father and his aunt jana he feels even more redundant. the chaos within the family seems to be perfect, when lars’ mother appears surprisingly with her lover. the future place for wedding couples converts into a battlefield of subtile crosstalks and emotions. then lars takes the first step to break the ice.

 

cast: constantin von jascheroff, josef hader, luise berndt,, sven lehmann, judith engel, ulrike krumbiegel, marek harloff, heiko pinkowski

 

screenplay: marek helsner, ann-kristin reyels
director: ann-kristin reyels
photography: florian foest
sound: florian kühnle
editor: halina daugird
light: ingrico schulze
production design: grit wendicke
costume design: dörte schneider
make-up: anna peppler
casting: ulrike müller
music: henry reyels
executive producer: fabian pöhlmann
zdf editor: christian cloos
co-producer hff: holger lochau
producers: susann schimk, jörg trentmann

 

fiction, 86 min., 35mm, colour, dolby sr, 1:1,85, 25fps

 

credo:film in co-production with zdf das kleine fernsehspiel and the hff “konrad wolf“ potsdam-babelsberg

 

funded by medienboard berlin-brandenburg, kulturelle filmstiftung mecklenburg-vorpommern

 

distribution company: zauberland filmverleih

 

awards: fringe report awards london, great britain (2008): ann-kristin reyels wins the award for best director, palm springs international film festival, usa (2008): new voices/new visions award, director ann-kristin reyels receives the young scientists award by the country of brandenburg, 10th festival of german film, nantes, france (2007): prize for best movie, 57th berlinale, internationales forum des jungen films (2007): fibresci-award, 8th first step award berlin, germany (2007): nominated for “best feature film”, 17th filmkunstfest in schwerin (2007): defa-nachwuchspreis & cinestar award, 3rd festival of german film, ludwigshafen, germany (2007): art of film award

 

webpage of the film

 

purchase a dvd: good!movies

 

© 2007 credo:film gmbh/ zdf das kleine fernsehspiel/ hff “konrad wolf“