Lichter, 2003, 105 min.
Berlinale – IFF Berlin 2003
FIPRESCI Award in international competition “for its great skill in showing its struggling character on the German-Polish border and its powerful narrative structure”
German Film Award 2003
Film Award in Silver for Best Feature Film (Silver “Lola”)
International Film Camera Festival “Manami Brothers”; Macedonia 2003
Bronze Camera 300 for Bogumil Godfrejew
European Film Award 2003
Nomination for European Camera Award 2003 for Bogumil Godfrejow
|Screenplay||Hans-Christian Schmid, Michael Gutman|
|Art Director||Andrej Liousikov|
|Producer||Jakob Claussen, Thomas Wobke|
Distant Light presents two days in the lives of a teeming mass of characters. They steal, cheat, love, help, hope and despair on the border between Germany and Poland. All they have in common is a desperate desire to find their place in a dark world. To some it’s the end of the world. To others, it’s the gateway to a new life. Vibrant with expectancy, the border is a magnet for people on a journey towards a better life. At this crossroads between two worlds, where the law of the land is that of self-preservation, men and women struggle to maintain their dignity and values as they are stripped to the raw core of their existence. Yet even in this often-hostile climate, love and compassion blossom in the most unexpected ways.