Just in time for the birthday of managing director Stephan Winkler, we at W-film are celebrating our 20th anniversary today, 11.11.2020, with the opening of our own online shop at shop.wfilm.de. To celebrate, the award-winning auteur films "Germany. A Winter's Tale", "My Brother's Name Is Robert and He Is an Idiot" and "Kid-Thing" as well as the inspiring environmental documentaries "Seed: The Untold Story", "Guardians of the Earth" and "Dark Eden" are now available as DVDs for only €7,99 and as VOD for only €5,99. A thank you to all who have been loyal to us for so long and a great gift idea for Christmas.
Following its nationwide cinema release on 25 June shortly after the Corona lockdown, "The Birthday" will be available in stores from 18 December as a DVD and via Video on Demand. Director Carlos Morelli uses captivating black and white images to stage a seemingly everyday family situation. But "The Birthday" contains everything you'd least expect from a child's birthday: storms, quarrels and long faces. After his feature film debut "Mi Mundial", Morelli delivers an original film noir about a part-time father who realises overnight what is really important to him. The film location Halle an der Saale also provides wonderful backdrops for the atmospheric retro look.
The renowned documentary film director Petra Seeger presents her first feature film "Vatersland" in the competition at the Biberacher Filmfestspiele 2020, with leading actors Stella Holzapfel, Bernhard Schütz and Matti Schmidt-Schaller in the cast. Petra Seeger was internationally successful with her documentary film "In Search of Memory" about Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel. In her feature film "Vatersland" she deals with her own past as an adolescent girl in a post-war society dominated by men. Perceptive, feminist and at the same time incredibly entertaining! Nationwide release is in spring 2021.
The Corona crisis has opened the eyes of many people to the essentials: "NOW" is the film for the longed-for green turnaround and will be released in cinemas across Germany on 12 November! In his committed debut film, cult photographer Jim Rakete meets Generation Greta. No less than six young climate activists will be taking the floor, including Luisa Neubauer (Fridays for Future), Felix Finkbeiner (Plant for the Planet) and Nike Mahlhaus (Ende Gelände). Why did they become activists? What is at stake? The documentary conceived by screenwriter Claudia Rinke encourages imitation. Quite deliberately – so that the youth of today will have a future tomorrow. Support is provided by punk legend Patti Smith, author-filmmaker Wim Wenders and many more.