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15.-21. januar 2018

Program 2016

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Ryan Green works as an independent video game developer. When he learns that his youngest son Joel has terminal cancer, he starts developing an unusual and poetic video game about handling sorrow and disease and how to live with a dying child. This documentary follows the Green family over two years. Ryan works on the game with his family, while they are torn between desperate hope and the realization that their son is already living on borrowed time.

Amidst all the sadness, there is still a lot of joy and love in THANK YOU FOR PLAYING. Creating the game helps the family through a very difficult time, and the film also challenges the notion of what a video game is, and what it is for. A touching and inspiring documentary about life, death, love and technology. 

Program: 
Director: 
David Osit and
Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Screenplay: 
David Osit, Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Photography: 
David Osit
Run time: 
1 hour 20 min
Year: 
2016
Country: 
USA
Producer: 
David Osit, Malika Zouhali-Worrall
Sales: 
Cinephil
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

David Osit (b. 1987) is a filmmaker and a composer, and has directed several documentary shorts. THANK YOU FOR PLAYING was nominated for Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015.

Malika Zouhali-Worrall (b. 1984) is a British-Moroccan journalist and documentarian. She has won multiple awards for the film CALL ME KUCHU.