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02/10/2020

German premiere of "Our Soil is Our Heritage" in Berlin

The documentary "Our Soil is Our Heritage" celebrated its German premiere with great success in the Babylon cinema in Berlin on 1 October. Director Marc Uhlig, TV cook and film patron Sarah Wiener as well as organic gardener David Steyer from Solidarische Landwirtschaft, both also protagonists, presented the film personally. Under the moderation of soil expert Bernward Geier, they discussed the documentary in the following film talk: it shows not only the importance but also the extreme threat to our livelihood, the soil. We use it as if it were inexhaustible. But our planet needs 2000 years to form ten centimetres of fertile soil. But each and every one of us can contribute to the preservation of this precious resource, whether as a farmer, gardener or supermarket consumer! Among the audience was Oscar winner Volker Schlöndorff, who was very enthusiastic: "The soil is like a skin on our planet. How the film depicts this is simply breathtaking!"

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24/09/2020

"Germans & Jews" as VOD & DVD in stores

In commemoration of the end of the Second World War 75 years ago, the documentary "Germans & Jews" will be released on August 21 as VOD and DVD in stores! A valuable plea for open dialogue between non-Jewish Germans and Jews living in Germany. Film lovers can support the distribution company W-film directly even during the crisis by purchasing the film from W-film on Demand at http://vod.wfilm.de.


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23/09/2020

"Our Soil is Our Heritage" on tour in cinemas

The documentary film "Our Soil is Our Heritage" shows how important and at the same time extremely threatened our soil is, which is our livelihood. W-film will bring the committed plea for future-oriented agriculture and sustainable nutrition to cinemas across Germany on 8 October 2020, just in time for the harvest festival. Director Marc Uhlig, together with protagonists and experts, will take the audience on a cinema tour to personally explain to them why this precious resource deserves our greatest appreciation. Because we can all contribute to the preservation of soil fertility, whether as farmers, gardeners or supermarket consumers. The events will be held in compliance with the applicable corona hygiene regulations.


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15/07/2020

Successful German premiere of "Parents"

On Tuesday 14 July 2020, the outrageously realistic family comedy "Parents" celebrated its German premiere in Düsseldorf. Special guest was the mother actress Elisabeth Niederer. Together with distributor Stephan Winkler from W-film, she presented the humorous autofiction of a real family to an enthusiastic audience in the Atelier Kino. "Parents" was filmed by the Swiss couple Eric Bergkraut and Ruth Schweikert, based on their own experiences with their three sons. The result is a hilarious feature film about the everyday family chaos with late-pubertal kids. Helpful tips from real education experts like Remo Largo are included. Conclusion: Parents cannot not make mistakes!

"Parents" celebrated its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival and will be released on 16 July 2020 in a German dubbed version in numerous cinemas throughout Germany. Made with the support of Swiss Films, BAK Federal Office for Culture and Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

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14/07/2020

Release & launch cinemas for "Parents"

Enough with Hotel Mama! To get rid of their sons, Vero and Michi use unconventional methods in "Parents". The distributor W-film will launch the outrageously realistic family comedy in cinemas on July 16, 2020. Shot by the Swiss couple Eric Bergkraut and Ruth Schweikert, in their own four walls with their three sons. A hilarious feature film with plenty of potential for identification. Educational tips from experts such as Remo Largo included. Conclusion: Parents can't not make mistakes! To start with, there are cinema tour dates in Düsseldorf (premiere) and Berlin with leading actress Elisabeth Niederer, who is the only non-family member of the cast as Mother Vero, and a screening in Freiburg with director and father-actor Eric Bergkraut, screenwriter Ruth Schweikert and son Orell, in the film as in real life the youngest in the family.

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