GERMAN CURRENTS OPENING FILM “TIGER GIRL” & GALA RECEPTION
Two twenty-something women bond – one street smart and assertive, the other, seeking power and respect.
In Person: Director Jakob Lass
All Ticketholders are invited to a reception following the film at the Egyptian Theatre.
Twenty-something push-over Maggie (Dragus) is desperate to fit in. After failing the Berlin Police entrance exams, she settles for training as a security guard; hoping to finally gain power and earn respect. However, her passivity constantly lands her in risky situations. Enter Tiger (Rumpf); a tough, assertive, street-smart young woman, who gets what she wants – even using violence when necessary. Taking Maggie under her wing, Tiger boosts Maggie’ self-confidence, and steers her life in a whole new direction.
Hitting the streets of Berlin in “borrowed” security uniforms, the unlikely duo seeks excitement, and to correct minor social injustices.
Once out of her shell, Maggie becomes more aggressive and violent, ultimately taking things a bit too far; even for Tiger, who learns that “when you sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind.”
Following his own FOGMA manifesto, Lass’ third feature skillfully blends mostly improvised dialogue with documentary-like camera work to bring the powerful, action-packed visuals and stylized fight scenes to life in this intelligently-edgy “Martial Arthouse” film.
Director: Jakob Lass
Screenplay: Jakob Lass, Ines Schiller, Hannah Schopf, Nico Woche, Eva-Maria
Cinematography: Timon Schäppi
Cast: Ella Rumpf, Maria Dragus, Enno Trebs, Swiss, Lana Cooper,Orce Feldschau
Producers: Martin Moszkowicz, Oliver Berben, Jakob Lass, Ines Schiller, Golo Schultz
Production Company: X Filme Creative Pool/Berlin, in co-production with ED Productions/Eupen, WDR/Cologne, ARTE/Strasbourg
Germany (2017), 120 min. DCP Projection
German and English with English Subtitles
All Ticketholders are invited to a reception following the opening film at the Egyptian Theatre.
TICKETS ON FANDANGO.COM or at the box office.
$11.-/ General Audiences
$9.- / Seniors, Students
$7.- / Cinematheque Members
FoG Members will receive an invitation to the opening night, but must RSVP.
SELECT HONORS / FESTIVALS:
BERLINALE, 2017 (Panorama Special)
BFI LONDON FF (Official Selection)
BERMUDA IFF (Competition)
Jakob Lass was born in 1981. Initially trained as an actor, he began making short films in 2004, founding Lass Bros Filmproduktion with his brother Tom in 2005. He later joined the Filmarche in Berlin-Kreuzberg, and participated in the 2008 Berlinale Talent Campus. In 2009 he studied Film Directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, where he completed his first feature: FRONTALWATTE (2011). His features include: LOVE STEAKS (2013), and TIGER GIRL (2017).
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