Max Minsky and Me / Max Minsky und ich
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