On 19th January, daredo media releases a new romantic tragicomedy on its Darling Berlin label: “Luca tanzt leise” (English: “Dancing Quietly“) by director Philipp Eichholtz, whose debut “Liebe mich!” (English: Love me!) was already a remarkable success in Germany’s independent movie scene. It tells the story of Luca, a young woman who tries to take her Abitur after some dark years of depression. Her little dog Mata helps her to find motivation and vitality. In order to pass the math exam, Luca makes a deal with her classmate Kurt: English for math. He becomes a reliable friend, even when it comes really bad for Luca…
Philipp Eichholtz’ movie raises questions. When do you actually succeed in ‘living’? Is it when you understand math and manage to take your Abitur? Or when you know how to get a doctor’s certificate in order to move your exams? Or when you find the right guy, who loves and wants you – and who’s not an asshole?
The German film media is already full of praise, not only for the film as such: “Director Philipp Eichholtz has made a light-footed and humorous Berlin film, with lots of improvisation…” (dRadio Kultur), but also for its actors: “Martina Schöne-Radunski and Hans-Heinrich Hardt become a dream team: They are acting in a very natural way that creates a good mood but doesn’t fail to mention the shady sides, too” *****(tip). “With its fresh and spontaneous narrative style, Philipp Eichholtz’ film reminds of the US mumblecore cinema and affects the viewer through the closeness of the actress to her character.” **** (Cinema)
“Luca tanzt leise” (“Dancing Quietly“) – in cinemas in Germany from 19th January 2017 and on DVD/VoD from 31st March 2017. Furthermore on Netflix worldwide starting 1st of April 2017.
This year’s achtung berlin Festival – which is one of the most important festivals for independent cinema productions in Germany – has turned out to be a successful one for daredo and its movies and actors: our newest Darling Berlin movie “Lotte” by Julius Schultheiß has won the 1st prize in the category Best Feature Film!
Congratulations to the director and the whole team – daredo media will release the Darling Berlin movie “Lotte” in cinemas in Germany in the near future.
“Lotte” tells the story of a young woman who has left her hometown and lives in Berlin, stumbling from one man to another, from one flat to another, and is suddenly confronted with her past…
More information coming soon on www.darlingberlin.de.
Another great success is the award for Best Actress, which goes to Lana Cooper – well-known from our first film “Love Steaks” (2013). Lana plays the leading role of Lara Schmelzer, a young and wild woman who works in a luxury hotel kitchen and encounters with Clemens, a shy massage therapist… Congratulations, Lana!
And, not to forget Hans-Heinrich Hardt, another actor who achieved credits for an outstanding performance in „Luca’s Silent Dance” (German: „Luca tanzt leise“) by Philipp Eichholtz, a film which is also to be released by daredo media on Darling Berlin in the near future.
We are very happy for our directors and actors and look forward to this year’s upcoming theatrical releases „Lotte“ and “Luca tanzt leise”.
On the top picture you can see: Hajo Schäfer (achtung berlin), Zita Aretz (Lotte, actress), Karin Hanczewski (Lotte, actress), Julius Schultheiß (Lotte, producer), Sebastian Brose (achtung berlin)
Lotte (Teaser) by Julius Schultheiß:
Love Steaks (Trailer) by Jacob Lass:
Luca’s Silent Dance (Teaser) by Philipp Eichholtz:
The latest project of German independent shooting star Philipp Eichholtz, “Luca tanzt leise” (English: “Luca’s Silent Dance”) is one of the feature films taking part in this year’s competition for the ‘new berlin film award’. The movie is “a little love-letter to all those whose biggest struggle is to get up in the morning every day. For those who need all their energy to manage the small things in life”, says Philipp. Here is a short synopsis: After a dark period in her life, Luca (Martina Schöne-Radunski) decides to finally finish her A-levels. Her little dog Mata brings her joy and mental support during that difficult time. In order to pass her math exam, she sets up a deal with Kurt: they will help each other.
We wish Philipp the best of luck for the competition and look forward to taking this gem of German independent cinema to the movie theaters.
One of the most prestigious German film festivals is currently taking place in Saarbrücken, named after a true pioneer of the German movie scene, director Max Ophüls. For daredo, it goes without saying that our staff is present there – with the Darling Berlin movies “Family Fever” (by Nico Sommer, German: “Familienfieber”) having won the Prize of Saarland’s First Minister for the Best Premiere in 2014 and “Love Steaks” (by Jakob Lass) having won the “Max Ophüls Film Prize” in the same year, we feel quite at home there.
The Max Ophüls Film Festival (18th to 24th January 2016) is always a great opportunity to see new movies and make contact with promising directors and innovative producers. The atmosphere is very informal and warm-hearted, and the business panels are always covering the latest developments in movie making and movie distribution, one of this year’s topics being the digital distribution of movies via Video-on-demand.