SEBASTIAN MEZ

 

EIN BRIEF AUS DEUTSCHLAND

Film Editing Katharina Fiedler Sound Recording Helmar Jungmann & Maximilan Haslberger Producer Sebastian Mez Cinematography Sebastian Mez Sound Design Sebastian Mez Director Sebastian Mez

Awards


Prix George Foundation for best medium lenght Film at Visions Du Réel 2011

Fedeora Critics Award for best Documentary at Crossing Europe Film Festival 2012

Special Mention of the Jury at Mujerdoc 2013

Running Time 50‘ Source Format Super 16 Master Format DCP / HDCAM / BluRay / Digital Betacam Subtitles german or english

Festivals

Visions Du Réel in Nyon / Switzerland (World Premiere)

Ostrava Kamera Oko in Ostrava / Czech Republic

Dok Leipzig in Leipzig / Germany

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava / Czech Republic

Signes de Nuit Film Festival in Paris / France

Recontres Henri Langlois Film Festival in Poitiers / France

Mostra de Documentals in Alicante / Spain

Trieste Film Festival in Trieste / Italy

Crossing Europe Film Festival in Linz / Austria

Ljubljana Documentary Film Festival / Slovenia

Dok.fest Munich / Germany

Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films / Lithuania

DocsDF International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City / Mexico

Festival Internacional de Cine Documental sobre Género in Soria / Spain

Cine Migrante International Film Festival / Argentina

Les États généraux Du Film Documentaire / France

Comptoir du Doc in Rennes / France

Festival International du Film des Droits de L‘Homme in Paris / France

The film focuses on the experiences of three women from eastern Europe who left home in hope for something better and whose life is now dominated by pain and exploitation. While anonymous voices read letters which enforce the feelings and experiences of these women, the images of the film range from their hometowns to abstractions of possible places and memories. It’s the effort trying to eliminate the lurid character of the issue of human trafficking and to deal in a strict and reduced form of film.