"DREAM AWAY" IN COMPETITON AT LONDON BFI FESTIVAL & „MAMACITA" IN LOS ANGELES

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(@2018 Dreamaway/Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary)

 

Our coproduction „DREAMAWAY“ by Johanna Domke and Marouan Omara will be running in competition at the prestigious BFI Film Festival in London (Oct., 10th to 21st).

DREAM AWAY takes us to the surreal beaches of Egypt: It hasn’t been so very long since rich tourists from around the world came to stay in the luxury hotels of Sharm El Sheikh. But the Arab Spring and the confusion of the post revolutionary period quickly robbed the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula of its charm as a go-to summer resort. Saturated with elements of surreal fiction, the documentary takes us to a shimmering city of ghosts to visit its last inhabitants – resort employees who feverishly dream among the abandoned hotel suites.

DREAM AWAY is a coproduction of Monokel with Fruitmarket and Fig Leave Studios. The film had its world premier at the documentary competition of Karlovy Vary IFF.

 

World Sales: Wide House

 

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL RUN FOR „MAMACITA“

 
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Mamacita, José Pablos Torrescanos 95-year old grandmother and Protagonist of the film. (@2018 Mamacita / José Pablo Estrada Torrescano)

 

After its world premier at HotDocs Toronto and its German Premier at Dokfest München, its appearnces in Lima, Guanajuato IFF,  Doqumenta and Monterrey FF, „MAMACITA" will come to the Los Angeles Filmfestival, the Margaret Mead Festival in New York, the Zürich Film Festival and the Hiroshima IFF. For the screenings in Los Angeles (Sept. 20 and 29th), Director José Pablo Estrada Torrescano will be present. In Zürich, producer Arne Birkenstock will be present for the screening on September, 27th and Director José Pablo will be there for the screening on Oct., 7th.

MAMACITA is an extravagant Mexican beauty queen living in her own kingdom in company of her loyal servants: gardener, chauffeur, chef, housekeeper and nurses. The 95-year-old lady has turned her house into a castle, hiding the open wounds of a prominent Mexican upper class family behind its stone walls. When José Pablo went abroad to study film, Mamacita made him promise to return to Mexico one day to make a film about her life. He conquers his granny’s empire like a Trojan horse, discovering the haunted spirits of his own past and the lack of love that his entire clan has suffered from for generations.

 

MAMACITA is a coproduction with NoPal Pictures (Mexico), Antevita Films (Luxemburg) and Convois Studios (Germany).

 

World Sales: Autlook Filmsales

 

Mamacita was shown as the opening film at DOQUMENTA Mexico. (@2018 Mamacita / NotimexTV)