World Premiere

Model Olimpia

Local title
Olümpose modell
Original title
Modell Olimpia
Director
Frédéric Hambalek
Country
Germany
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION, IN FOCUS: NEW GERMAN CINEMA
Genre
/mängufilm/

Meticulously crafted, this debut explores the duality of dark desires within an adolescent mind and helicopter parenting of a mother.

A desperate woman (Anna Steffens) has designed a strange plan to help her son. The young man (played by Alban Mondschein) suffers from a destructive fantasy life revolving around death and violence. In order to change these disturbing obsessions, he engages in his mother’s self-devised therapy programme.

Relationship between human beings are distorted here into subject-object relations, opening up a space for reflection on nature vs. nurture topics or mental disease. Venturing into more horrific territory later on, Hambalek explores a mother-son relationship and its dark secrets with aesthetic consequence, candor and courage.

The film will be screened at PÖFF First Feature Competiton Programme.

Christoph Gröner

Director
Frédéric Hambalek
Screenwriter
Frédéric Hambalek
Cast
Alban Mondschein, Anna Steffens, Mathilde Bundschuh, Mira Benser, Denis Larisch
Producer
Mariana Schneider, Frédéric Hambalek
DoP
Alexander Griesser
Editor
Matthias Pfeiffer
Runtime
Language
German
Director
Frédéric Hambalek

Frédéric Hambalek (snd 1986) on õppinud filmi ja Ameerika tsivilisatsiooni Johannes Gutenbergi ülikoolis Mainzis. Stsenaristina on ta pälvinud Tankred Torsti Auhinna käsikirja „One Man's Happiness“ eest. ZDFi produtseeritud telefilm pälvis mitu teleauhinda, sellele järgnesid stsenaariumite kirjutamine Saksa hittsarjale ja telefilmile „Jackpot“. „Olümpose modell“ on režissööri esimene täispikk filmilavastus.

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Screenings

Hall 7 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening040502 / Olümpose modell
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsFrederic Hambalek
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening055006 / Olümpose modell
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall Electric Cinema Tartu
Screening052204 / Olümpose modell
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 2 Kino Artis Tallinn
Screening111601 / Olümpose modell
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker