Session 15: At Eye Level

Where: MTG Century Theatre, 9 Herschell Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: M

Registration Types:

  • General Admission: $0.00
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Listed by: Screenies

(M Offensive Language)
Director: Evi Goldbrunner & Joachim Dollhopf 2015
German language film with English subtitles

Michi is unhappy in the children’s home in which he’s been housed since his mother died. He has no idea about the rest of his family. When the ten-year-old finds a letter from his mother to his presumed father, it offers him fresh hope. He tracks him down, but the man in no way resembles the image the boy has created of his parent. Tom, who himself has no idea he has a son, is a little person. This fact doesn’t escape the other children in the home: Michi becomes the target of their ridicule, endangering his relationship with Tom and leading an employee of the Youth Welfare Office to insist upon a paternity test.

"This film is a testament to the remarkable relationships that are possible when perspectives are broadened and individuals embrace each other's differences." - Toronto International Film Festival

Most Uplifting Film 2016 - Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival (Moscow)
Kinderfilmfest Audience Award 2016 - Munich Film Festival
Special Jury Award 2016 - Minsk International Film Festival
Silver Gateway Jury Prize 2016 - Mumbai International Film Festival

International feature sponsored by the Goethe-Institut.

Gold coin donation at the door

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