FACING THE SCREEN
Film - Program 5 Filmfest 2021

FACING THE SCREEN

Directed by Semih Korhan Güner

Info

Director: Semih Korhan Güner
Section: Program 5
Country: Germany
Year: 2021
OT: VOR DER LEINWAND
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Simon Steinhorst, Merle Peters, Stefan Lampadius, Karin Angele, Oliver Wolff
18+

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Logline

This film is shown as part of program 5.

The silver screen is a window to the world — and the screen showing live surveillance footage is a window into the movie theater. Jannik is a projectionist. During his shifts, he uses surveillance cameras to keep an eye on the few moviegoers in the auditoriums. In reality, he’d prefer to see himself on the big screen. When he interacts with people, the line between game and reality becomes blurred.



  • 25 Min.


 

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Meet the director

FACING THE SCREEN

Semih Korhan Güner

After dropping out of school, Semih Korhan Güner worked at customs in Istanbul, as an entertainer in hotels, and as a lifeguard in Miami. He then studied film and television at Marmara University in Istanbul. He has been living in Germany since 2016 and graduated from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in 2020. He is currently writing his debut film about German tourists in Turkish hotels talking about all-inclusive buļ¬€ets. He is also producing a short feature film about the closure of farms in Germany.

Credits

Screenplay: Semih Korhan Güner
Film Editor: Semih Korhan Güner
Composer: Theresa-Marie Hetzel
Costume Design: Victoria Shved
Sound: Fatih Aydin
Sound design: Janis Ahnert
Producer: Semih Korhan Güner
Production Company: Academy of Media Arts