Stopped On Track / Halt auf freier Strecke
Andreas Dresen, Germany, 2011.
Directed by: Andreas Dresen
Script: Andreas Dresen, Cooky Ziesche
Producer: Peter Rommel
Production company: Rommel Film
Cinematography: Michael Hammon
Editing: Jörg Hauschild
Cast: Milan Peschel, Steffi Kühnert, Talisa Lilly Lemke, Mika Nilson Seidel, Ursula Werner, Otto Mellies, Bernhard Schütz, Marie Rosa Tietjen
Forty-year-old healthy Frank has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and suddenly condemned to only a few months to live. It’s a shock to a life seemingly on track with a steady job and a new house in the suburbs. But together Frank and his family push through with their daily life of work and school. Frank tries to cope with the difficulty of accepting the inevitable: increasing symptoms of the illness and medical treatment. He uses his iPhone as a kind of emotional diary. The decision to home care Frank puts an immense strain on loving Simone and ends up distancing the family members as much as it keeps them together.
Awards and Festivals
Cannes Film Festival 2011 Un Certain Regard Prize
Andreas Dresen was born in 1963 in Gera, Germany. In the early 80s, he began working in theater and making short films. He studied directing at the HFF 'Konrad Wolf' Potsdam-Babelsberg. Since 1992, he has been working as a writer and director for film, TV and theater. Dresen is one of Germany's most admired directors with diverse and award-winning features such as 'Whiskey with Vodka', 'Cloud 9', 'Summer in Berlin', 'Grill Point' and 'Night Shapes'.
Location and screening schedule:
TUŠKANAC CINEMA, Thursday, October 20th at 19.00
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Friday, October 21st at 21.00