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Zagreb Film Festival
19 - 25 October 2008

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ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL
SC - Savska 25
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Max Minsky and Me / Max Minsky und ich
Germany , 2007

Directed by: Anna Justice
Script: Holly-Jane Rahlens
Producer: Maria Koep
Production company: X Filme Creative Pool
Cinematography: Ngo The Chau
Editing: Uta Schmidt
Music: Christoph Kaiser, Julian Maas
Cast: Zoe Moore, Emil Reinke, Adriana Altaras, Jan Josef Liefers, Monica Bleibtreu

Format: boja, color, 35mm
Running time: 99'

Synopsis
Nelly Sue Edelmeister is a skinny thirteen-year-old Berlin school girl with a brain the size of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and a brilliant career in astronomy ahead of her. But thatís before she develops a hopeless crush on handsome Prince Edouard from the tiny European country of Luxembourg. And itís definitely before she meets basketball ace Max Minsky, 15, Nellyís last hope for making the school team before it heads off to Luxembourg and virtually into Prince Edouardís arms. Meanwhile, Mom is pushing Nelly to do the bat mitzvah thing, and her parents are bickering day and night. A comedy about friendship and family, Royals and klutzes, and how to get into a basketball team without even dribbling ó well, almost.

Awards
2007 Sarajevo Film Festival - Teenarena Audience Award 2008 Montreal World Film Festival - Grand Prix 2008 Freeze Frame - Youth Jury Award 2007 Cinekid Amsterdam - Jury Award Cinekid Lion

Directors Biography
Anna Justice was born in Muenster. After traveling to Los Angeles to complete her education as a translator, she remained there for five years and gained first experience in the film business. She then studied Filmmaking at the German Film & Television Academy Berlin. A selection of her feature films includes: Tut mir leid wegen gestern (1997), Der Sommer mit Boiler (2000), Ich liebe das Leben (2003), Noch einmal lieben (2005), and Max Minsky and Me (Max Minsky und ich).

Location and screening schedule: EUROPA cinema, Saturday, October 25th at 12.00



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