FILM FESTIVAL yc
Presented by Morton & Gettys
The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler
BLOCK B | THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018 | 7 - 9 PM
WINTHROP UNIVERSITY | DINA'S PLACE at the DiGIORGIO CAMPUS CENTER
Narrative | 2017 | 29 min. 00 sec.
Suggested Rating | PG-13
Country | Germany
Language | German
Producer | Moritz Helmes
Director | Paul Philipp
Writer | Belo Schwarz
Sound Design | Johannes Kunz
Cast | André Hennicke, Dante Gutierrez Janssen, Jasmin Schwiers, Matthias Lier, Bernd Stegemann
[39th Clermont Ferrand - Festival International du Court Métrage | 18th Bayreuther Filmmest "Kontrast" - 3rd Place Audience Award | 19th XIX FEC Festival - Reus European Short Film Festival - Bigas Luna Award to the Best History and Young Jury Award | 13th Achtung Berlin – New Berlin Film Award | 57th Krakow Film Festival | Short to the Point - BEST DIRECTOR | 23rd Palm Springs International Shortfest and Film Market | 21st Fantasia International Film Festival | 21st LA Shorts International Film Festival | 9th Toronto Independent Film Festival | 15th Bogoshorts - Bogotá Short Film Festival]
East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political...