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BROKEN GLASS PARK  

By Bettina Blümner 

Awards & Festivals:
Best Film at the Bolzano Cinema Days
International Premiere at Buster Copenhagen IFF (Denmark)  

Genre: Coming of Age, Drama

Synopsis:
Teenage Sascha has two dreams: to write a novel about her dead mother and to take revenge on her stepfather who brutally murdered her. When she meets the newspaper editor Volker, he invites her to come to his and his son's place. A subtle love triangle enrols which helps Sascha to find her personal way of growing up. 

Cast:
Jasna Fritzi Bauer: Sascha Neimann
Ulrich Noethen: Volker Trebur
Vladimir Burlakov: Peter
Max Hegewald: Felix Trebur
Maria Dragus: Anna
 

Director Biography:
Bettina Blümner studied directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany and at the Escuela Int. de Cine y TV in Cuba. Her TV-movie DIE KETTE (OT) was shown on Arte and German TV and premiered at the Hof Int. Film Festival. The feature documentary POOL OF PRINCESSES won the Dialogue en Perspective at the Berlin Int. Film Festival and the German Film Award. BROKEN GLASS PARK is her first feature film. 

Director Statement:
“Sascha’s story really touched me. How can you deal with the loss of such an important person in your life? She wants to find an answer for herself. When Sascha meets Volker and his son Felix, the film shows that adolescence can be sometimes comic and confusing. The great spiritual power of Sascha has inspired me.” 

Cast Biography:
Since Jasna Fritzi Bauer studied at Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art in Berlin, she is requested for both theatre and film. For her appearances in ALIVE AND TICKING and BROKEN GLASS PARK, she was awarded with the best newcomer award at Filmkunstfest MV and the prestigious “Max-Ophüls-Award”.

Ulrich Noethen is one of the most important character actors of German cinema. During his career, Noethen won various awards for his acting, including the “German Film Award”, the “Bavarian Film Award”, the “Adolf Grimme Award” and the “Golden Camera”.

Despite his young age, Max Hegewald performed already in several feature and TV films, for both German and international productions. He acted with Benno Führmann (Christian Carion’s MERRY CHRISTMAS) in DER MAUERSCHÜTZE (OT) and won the “Golden Camera”.
 

Crew:
Screenplay: Katharina Kress; based on the novel by Alina Bronsky
Cinematographer: Mathias Schöningh
Editor: Inge Schneider
Music: Ali N. Askin
Sound: Christian Lutz
Costume Designer: Bettina Marx
Production Designer: Jost Schrader
Executive Producer: Tim Rostock
Producer: Sabine de Mardt, Iris Wolfinger
Production Company: Eyeworks Film Gemini GmbH
Supported by: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, MFG Baden-Württemberg, BKM, DFFF
 


Technical Information:
Original Title: SCHERBENPARK / Digital (Arri Alexa) / 1:1.85 / Colour / 94min / Sound 5.1 / German and Russian with English subtitles / DCP available / Germany 2013 

News & Reviews

  • Broken Glass Park

    Broken Glass Park by Bettina Blümner will have its International Premiere at Buster Copenhagen IFF (Denmark). The film will be screened on September 6th, 10:30am and September 7th, 10:00am. The director Bettina Blümner will attend the festival.

     

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