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SANCTUARY / Freistatt (Germany)

May 20, 2017 @ 9:15 am to approx. 11:45 am


“May 1968: Rolling Stones, bell-bottoms, mini-skirts, sexual revolution, protests against the Vietnam War… While Germany sets off for a new era of freedom, rebellious fourteen-year-old Wolfgang gets sent to Freistatt, a foster home for difficult children.  There he shall be “educated” to become a decent boy.  Wolfgang puts up a determined resistance against the brutal working conditions and the perfidious education methods of the wardens; he doesn’t allow them to get him down.  But for how long can he manage to resist the system of violence and oppression without brutalising himself?”… Pluto Film Distribution

Director:  Marc Brummund
Writers:  Marc Brummund, Nicole Armbruster
Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  104 min
Distributor:  Pluto Film Distribution
Country:  Germany
Language:  German w|English Subtitles
Rating:  N|R
Starring:  Alexander Held, Stefan Grossmann, Max Riemelt, Louis Hofmann

FESTIVALS: China: Shanghai IFF, Beijing International Film Festival; Georgia, Tbilisi IFF; Sweden:  Göteborg IFF, Stockholm Film festival;  France:  Mamers en Mars, Paris German Film Festival; Lebanon, Tripoli Film Festival; Czech Republic, Zlín Film Festival; Spain, Das Festival des Deutschen Films; Uruguay, Human Rights Tenemos Que Ver IFF; North Korea, Pyongyang IFF; Finland, Scandinavian IFF; Armenia, Golden Apricot IFF; Chile, SANFIC Film Festival; Argentina, German Film Festival

AWARDS:  Germany: Max-Ophüls-Preis , Audience Award, Youth Jury Award; Golden Lola, German Screenplay Award; Emden Film Festival, Screenplay Award; Emden-Norderney IFF, Creative Energy Award, Bavarian Film Award, Best Young Actor, German Film Awards, Best Screenplay, German Screen Actors Awards, Best Young Actor ; Armenia, Golden Apricot FF, Audience Award;  Giffoni Film Festival, Italy, Best Film Award; Georgia Film Festival, Best Film Award;  Spain Zoom Festival,  Best Film Award;  Colombia Festival de Cine de Bogota,  Pre-Columbian Gold Circle Best Picture


Official Website w|Trailer and Press Kit:  http://www.plutofilm.de/films/sanctuary/0009



May 20, 2017
9:15 am to approx. 11:45 am
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