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ONCE UPON A DREAM - A JOURNEY TO THE LAST SPAGHETTI WESTERN
Documentary, 60 min
written and directed by Tonislav Hristov
International Documentary Competition 50th International Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2015 Doc.Point Helsinki 2015
in Co-Production with YLE - the Finnish Broadcasting Company and SOUL FOOD
shot during the production of the film
TWICE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST,
by Boris Despodov in collaboration with Arthouse Blockbusters Ltd.
ONCE UPON A DREAM - A JOURNEY TO THE LAST SPAGHETTI WESTERN is a modern fairytale capturing the human desire for a magical life-style Hollywood promises with its shimmering images. Placed in the Spanish desert, in the small village Tabernas which used to be for decades the shooting place of films like "Once Upon A Time" and "Lawrence of Arabia". But as time has passed by and the economical crisis took over, the village lost all its glamour, the citizens their jobs. All of a sudden a new big film production staring a famous shimmering Hollywood star comes into town. For few people a new light of hope shows up, a new chance to escape the rough reality of their daily lives.
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BRIDGE WITH MOLOTOW
Documentary, 90 min
written and directed by Jens Becker DoP: Peter Badel
Theatrical Distributer: Edition Salzgeber
Development and Research funded through DEFA-Stiftung, Kulturelle Filmförderung Thüringen, Filmbüro Mecklenburg
Production Funding through Filmbüro Mecklenburg, Filmwerkstatt Kiel/ FFHSH
The life story of Siegfried Wanka is an once-in-a-hundred-years biography: Flakhelfer, SED Official, Stasi Agent, interpreter, arms dealer. A survivalist. Who is this man really?
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Documentary, 90 min
written and directed by Andreas Pichler
The house of solidarity is going to rack and ruin, but it is the beauty of the city of Brixen in South Tyrol at the edge of the forest, just like originating from a Thomas Mann’s novel. But, on taking a closer look, you discover something completely different. Site not shrouded in mystery, but a highly colourful and lively biotope of extremely different destinies. Forty, fifty people live in this house. Thieves, the homeless and the jobless, addicts and refugees from half the world. Their biographies read like a collection of diverse life stories that have only one thing in common: they are all stranded, often failed in life. People who barely find a place in the society and are actually regarded almost always as problematic or sometimes even unwanted in some way or the other. They find a home here and live together.
elemag pictures is a Leipzig/ Germany based film production company focussing on developing, co-producing & producing high-quality international films with a strong appeal to large audiences worldwide.
Founded in late 2014 by Borislav and Viktor Chouchkov (TILT – Bulgarian entrance Academy Award Best Foreign Feature 2011, WHY ME? - Berlinale Panorama 2015, co-producer), Jan Krüger (The Green Wave – Sundance 2011, JACK – Berlinale Competition 2014, DARK SIDE OF THE MOON) and Tanja Georgieva (Graveyard of the Illegals – European Mediaprize Best European Feature-length documentary 2013, ISTANBUL UNITED) elemag pictures trademark are a very high-artistic quality and remarkable human stories of originality, capable of engaging audiences around the globe.
The elemag pictures associates are recognized and multi-awarded at numerous national and international Filmfestivals, Awards and professional networks, members and pupils of European Producers Club, European Documentary Network, Atelier Cinema d´Europe.
Borislav Chouchkov, CEO/ Producer
Tanja Georgieva, CEO/ Producer
elemag pictures GmbH