Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2023
Jonas Harmsen, Niklas Harmsen, Maximilian Pauly
Godehard Giese, Silvana Mihai, Andrea Sovan
Kevin Jahnel, Eva Perhácová
Monic Films GmbH
In a near-future Romania, young Ozana (Silvana Mihai) is chosen to work as a food taster for the leader of forces occupying her country. The sole rule for her to follow is that she must never look this man in the eye. Writer/director Sophia Bierend has made a captivating master class in slow-burn tension and world-building, phenomenally well-executed and performed. – Mitch Davis
A driver (Joel Kinnaman) is taken hostage by a passenger (Nicolas Cage) who thinks he’s been wronged in Yuval Adler’s gripping thriller that features what may be Cage’s most intense performance to date.
Brimming with black humour, surrealism and freedom, CADILLAC CLOWN is the perfect oddity for Fantasia, but also the first cornerstone of Robin Aubert's cinematic oeuvre.
Fran (Daisy Ridley), an isolated office drone, strikes an uneasy friendship with a new co-worker. A dark, moving drama about stepping out of one’s shell.