“MEIN VATER OHNE GESICHT”
An internal essayistic journey through the filmmakers past in East Germany. This film searches for the meaning of a father and manliness.
With the help of this film, Hendrik ultimately looks for both of his fathers, the unknown biological and the known but disappeared social father.
Shot in 4:3, the film uses a 80s and 90s visual memory, known from TV, as well as actors who reenact the filmmaker’s parents and himself as kid and teenager.
Producer: MIRA UM, ALINA SCHÄFER. DoP: MARIO KRAUSE. written and directed by HENDRIK SCHÄFER. Production Design: KARIN BETZLER. Costumes: ANGELIKA GÖTZ. Hair&Make-Up ELENA SCHMERBERG. Casting: CORINNE AHRENS Editor: IREM SCHWARZ. Motion Design: IRIS SCHWARZ
Actors: PATRICK KALUPA, NELE ROSETZ, JOHANNES FRICK, DAVID STEFFEN, PETER HIRSCH, OSKAR RIESE, FABIAN SCHUBERT, STEPHAN HAUFE
produced at Filmakademie-BadenWürttemberg, funding LBBW Förderung