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15.-21. januar 2018

Program 2018

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Ferdi – a troubled young man, to say the least – finds himself repulsive. After living in the woods alone for years, he now resides in a home for people with special needs. He meets pretty and friendly Jona, who seems to like him. She is blind, so Ferdi dares to show his feelings, knowing she can’t see how ugly he is. The only trouble is, Jona is just pretending to be blind. How will Ferdi react if the truth comes out?

Director Tom Lass plays the role of Ferdi with awkward style. In other roles, Lass has cast friends without acting experience, including a couple of film directors (TIFF regulars Axel Ranisch and Dietrich Brüggemann). Jona’s blind friends are actually blind, giving the film a strange sense of credibility, considering it’s a romantic comedy. UGLY & BLIND is a touching movie with a twist, filled with quirky characters. The big question is: Does love make us blind?

Introduction before and Q&A after screenings on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Program: 
Orginal title: 
BLIND & HÄSSLICH
Director: 
Tom Lass
Screenplay: 
Ilinca Florian, Tom Lass
Photography: 
Jieun Yi
Actors: 
Naomi Achternbusch, Tom Lass, Clara Schramm, Dimitri Stapfer, Peter Marty, Eva Löbau
Run time: 
1 hour 40 min
Year: 
2017
Country: 
Germany
Producer: 
Lasse Scharpen
Sales: 
SHPN3 Filmproduktion
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Tom Lass (b. 1983) is a German actor and director. His breakthrough was in the teen-comedy HARTE JUNGS/ANTS IN THE PANTS (2000), and he has later had roles in numerous movies and tv-series in Germany. He founded the production company Lass Bros in 2006 with his brother Jakob. Tom Lass has made his trademark of both directing and acting in his own movies.