SORRY TO INTERRUPT

SYNOPSIS

The Berlin Underground has just pulled out as a voice resounds: „Dear ladies and gentlemen, excuse me for interrupting…“ Everybody is watching the homeless woman selling a well-known street newspaper. But what does SHE actually see?
 
An experimental documentary about Nicole Y. and a short film about hope.

COMMENTS

“…an exclusive character study in the midst of our success-oriented society … point-of-view experiment of a special kind …”  

FILMAB!

 

“…Director David M. Lorenz has succeeded in producing a remarkable experimental documentary … The great art of this documentary lies in its skilful work-up, which causes interest in the topic and participation in destiny, without slipping into clichés of concern. Rarely does one see experimental staging and documentary concerns combined so successfully…”

GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA RATING

“…The film impresses with its consistent form tailored to the short format…”

JURY KONSTANZ SHORT.FILM.PLAYS

CAST

Nicole Y.

CREW

Screenplay & Direction

Cinematography

Editing & Sound

Subtitles

Poster

David M. Lorenz

Nicole Y. & David M. Lorenz

David M. Lorenz

Patricia Ann Wiley

Darja Pilz

 

AWARDS & FESTIVALS

 

14.11.2012 * 28th INTERFILM – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Berlin Beats, Berlin, Germany)

14.12.2012 * 1th INTERFAK BERLIN (Competition, Germany) *BEST FILM*

27.04.2013 * 8th CLIPAWRD MANNHEIM (Competition, Germany) *3rd JURY AWARD*

01.05.2013 * 23th FILMKUNSTFEST M-V SCHWERIN (Competition, Germany)

05.05.2013 * KURZFILMABEND Z10 E.V. (Karlsruhe, Germany)

27.06.2013 * 17th FUSION FESTIVAL (KURZFILMROLLE 23rd FILMKUNSTFEST M-V) (Lärz, Germany)

24.08.2013 * BEST-OF-PROGRAMM 8th CLIPAWARD (Zeitraumexit, Mannheim)

28.08.2013 * BEST-OF-PROGRAMM 8th CLIPAWARD (b-ware! Ladenkino, Berlin)

29.08.2013 * BERLIN CINEMA SUMMER PARTY (Berlin, Germany)

13.09.2013 * 3rd ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Competition, Germany)

18.10.2013 * EMMENTALER FILMTAGE (Int’l Competition, Switzerland)

20.10.2013 * KONSTANZER KURZ.FILM.SPIELE (Competition, Germany) *2nd AWARD*

10.11.2013 * 17th INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR (Int’l Competition, Switzerland)

15.11.2013 * 7th UNLIMITED – KURZFILMFESTIVAL KÖLN (Competition, Germany)

15.11.2013 * WE THE PEOPLES FILM FESTIVAL (London, UK)

18.11.2013 * 21st OZU FILM FESTIVAL (Ozu Doc Section, Italy)

22.11.2013 * 17th INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL OFF CINEMA (main competition, Poland)

29.11.2013 * FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Mainz, Germany)

27.11.2013 * FILMFEST DÜSSELDORF 2013(Competition, Germany)

05.12.2013 * 11th SKENA UP INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FILM & THEATRE FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Kosovo)

06.12.2013 * 15th MADURAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, India)

10.12.2013 * 4th MANYA HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, Uganda)

12.12.2013 * 8th STREAMINGFESTIVAL FOR AUDIO VISUAL ART (The Hague, Netherlands)

05.02/2014 * 2nd CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, India)

22.02.2014 * FILMTAGE FRIEDRICHSHAFEN (Competition, Germany)

21.03.2014 * TAOS SHORTZ FILM FEST (Official Selection, USA)

30.03.2014 * HAIFA CINEMATHEQUE (ClipAward Program, Israel)

03.04.2014 * COMMUNE IMAGE (Competition: Carte blanche à Die Ungeduldigen, France)

04.04.2014 * TEL AVIV CINEMATHEQUE (ClipAward Program, Israel)

15.04.2014 * 32nd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF URUGUAY (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)

25.04.2014 * 26th EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL OSNABRÜCK (Osnabrück, Germany)

27.04.2014 * INCONNU FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, France)

01.05.2014 * 9th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA)

10.05.2014 * 8th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 20min|max (Official Selection, Germany)

16.05.2014 * FISH-FESTIVAL IM STADTHAFEN ROSTOCK (Competition, Germany) *SILVER MEDAL*

22.05.2014 * 16th KURZFILMFESTIVAL WEIMAR – BACKUP (Official Selection, Germany)

29.05.2014 * 16th SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA 2014 (International Competition, Japan)

29.05.2014 * FLOßKINO N° 11 (Berlin, Germany)

20.06.2014 * 8th WENDLAND SHORTS 2014 (Competition, Germany)

20.06.2014 * KURZFILMWANDERUNG GIESSEN/HILDESHEIM (Gießen/Hildesheim, Germany)

31.07.2014 * CINEFRINGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, Scotland)

07.08.2014 * SHORTYNALE KURZFILMFESTIVAL KLOSTERNEUBURG 2014 (Official Selection, Austria) *JURY SPECIAL PRIZE*

23.08.2014 * AEROE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Denmark)

24.08.2014 * BEST-OF-PROGRAMM CLIPAWARD – KIOSK KIEZ KINO (Screening, Mannheim, Germany)

30.08.2014 * 2nd KURZFILMGARTEN WEDDING (Screening, Berlin, Germany)

12.09.2014 * UNISHORTS STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, New Zealand) *BEST DOCUMENTARY*

12.09.2014 * LOCALIZE FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Potsdam, Germany)

26.09.2014 * INTERVIDEO TALENT AWARD / INTERVIDEO NACHWUCHSPREIS (Award presentation, Mainz, Germany)

01.10.2014 * 7th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Competition, Germany)

08.11.2014 * FREUNDE INGELHEIMER FILMKULTUR E.V. (Screening, Germany)

29.11.2014 * 4th INT’L YOUTH FESTIVAL OF SHORT CINEMA AND ANIMATION METERS (Official Selection, Russia)

04.12.2014 * BERLIN ART FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)

05.12.2014 * LUKSUZ FESTIVAL PO CENI FILMA 2014 (Official Selection, Slovenia) *”THE UNDERGROUND NARRATION” AWARD*

26.12.2014 * 6th ARES INTERNATIONAL FILM & MEDIA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)

04.09.2015 * SOMMER SHORTS – KURZFILMFESTIVAL OPEN AIR (Screening, Cologne, Germany)

22.02.2016 * 13th KINOFILM, MANCHESTER INT’L SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)

28.05.2016 * LOCALIZE E.V. KURZFILMNACHT IN NAUMBURG (Special Screening, Germany)

FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: ‘HIGHLY RECOMMENDED’ & ‘SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH’