Too Far Away / Zu Weit Weg (88')
Director: Sarah Winkenstett
Cast: Yoran Leicher, Sobhi Awad, Anna König, Andreas Nickl, Julia Hirt, Mohamed Achour, Sabine Vitua, Anna Böttcher, Julia Schmitt, Petra Nadolny
Cinematographer: Monika Plura
Sound: Jonathan Schorr
Set: Susanna Haneder
Music: Leonard Petersen
Production company: Weydemann Bros.
Awards: Molodist Kyiv 2019, Teen Screen Award Zurich 2019, Kids Jury Award
Synopsis: Ben and his family have to move to the nearby city, because an open brown coal pit will swallow their village soon. Ben meets Tariq, a Syrian refugee. The two start out as competitors at school and at the football club but soon find out that they have more in common than they thought they would.
Director’s bio: Sarah Winkenstett was born in 1980 in Rheda-Widenbrück. She studied at KHM Cologne. With her short movies for children she has been awarded with many awards, among them the Gyphon at the Giffoni Film Festival. Since 2011 she is a freelance director. Too Far Away is her debut feature film.