IM ALTER VON ELLEN
IM ALTER VON ELLEN


SYNOPSIS
As everything that has given her life the necessary security falls apart, Ellen, a 40-year-old flight attendant sets out to seek a new purpose and a place to belong. In doing so, she becomes a tourist in the lives of the people and groups she encounters. Leading her towards a surprising catharsis…

DIRECTORPia Marais
YEAR2010
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSInternational Competition - Locarno Film Festival 2010
Toronto Intern. Festival. London Filmfestival
Best Script & Best Filmmusic Lünen 2010
PRODUCERSClaudia Steffen
Christoph Friedel (producers)
Andrea Hanke (WDR)
Georg Steinert (ARTE)
CO PRODUCTION WITHPandora Film Produktion in co-production with Westdeutscher Rundfunk & Arte
PRODUCTIONKatja Christochowitz (production manager)
Regina Tiefenthaller (1st assistant director)
SUPPORTED BYproduction supported by Filmstiftung NRW
BKM
Hessische Filmförderung
DFFF //// development assistance by Résidence du Festival de Cannes & Filmstiftung NRW
Media Development
WORLD SALESThe Match Factory
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORReal Fiction Filmverleih
LENGTH95 min.
FORMATS-16mm
digital blow-up to 35mm
colour
1:1.66
Dolby Digital
SHOOTING LOCATIONGermany
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEGerman
CASTJeanne Balibar (Ellen)
Stefan Stern
Georg Friedrich
Julia Hummer
Alexander Scheer
Eva Löbau
Clare Mortimer
Ian Roberts
Jasna Bauer
Patrick Bartsch
WRITERSHorst Markgraf
Pia Marais
CASTING
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYHélène Louvart
EDITINGMona Bräuer
MUSICHorst Markgraf
Yoyo Röhm
SOUNDAndreas Hildebrandt (sound designer)
Bruno Tarrière (re-recording mixer)
ART DIRECTIONPetra Barchi
COSTUMESGabriella Ausonio
MAKE UP HAIRClaudia Schaaf
LINKSwww.ellen.realfictionfilme.de (German) www.ellen.pandorafilm.com (International) www.the-match-factory.com (world sales)