PORT AU PRINCE
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Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion GmbH (Port au Prince) is a port for voyagers united by one great passion – Film. To develop films and stories, to produce and to reach out to a big audience is our special privilege. The more passionate a story is being told, the more the audience will be emotionally touched by it. For our team, this means the obligation to produce and to distribute our films with the highest level of passion.
People and their stories constitute the main subject of our work. The founding of our company gave birth to the idea of a “Creative Factory”, in which individual people of the film industry feel the obligation to maintain a platform for professional exchange and collaboration. Providing space for creativity and a short process of decision-making are essential for us. This does not only influence our projects but also our way to produce and create.
Port au Prince was founded in 2008 by Oliver Rihs and René Römert. In 2010 the creative producer and dramatic advisor Melanie Möglich and producer Jan Krüger, joined the company as partners. Along with producer Jörg Trentmann who joined in 2017, Jan Krüger is also the CEO of the company.
In 2012, our distribution company Port au Prince Pictures GmbH was founded, offering high-profile and awarded national and international projects in its portfolio.
CAGED BIRDS 2020
Director: Oliver Rihs
Screenplay: Oliver Rihs
Cast: Joel Basman, Marie Leuenberger, Jella Haase a.o.
The true stirring story of two nonconformists – an idealistic lawyer and an unpredictable criminal – in a struggle for social and personal freedom against the backdrop of the Swiss state repression in the 1980.
Tallinn Black Nights Festival - Official Selection,
Camerimage - Main Competition
Director: Moritz Bleibtreu
Screenplay: Moritz Bleibtreu
Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Jannis niewöhner, Nadja Uhl a.o.
Hagen (50) suffers from intensive, threatening dreams about a criminal called Niko (30). At first, he thinks of these visions as nightmares until, one day, he has to realize that Hagen and Niko are suddenly switching not only their bodies, but their lives. More and more they morph into each other until they finally face each other in an inevitable final combat.
Filmfest Hamburg, Tallinn Black Nights Festival
Director: Dominik Moll
Screenplay: Bernd Lange, Constantin Lieps a.o.
Cast: Sylvie Testud, Juliana Köhler, Walfram Koch, Trystan Pütter
A Greek beach on a sunny day. All of a sudden, a small dinghy boat crammed with fifty refugees lands on the beach and its passengers start running through a crowd of flabbergasted tourists. This disturbing scene shapes the destinies of many characters: a Nigerian on the run, a Greek security guard haunted by guilt, a French camp owner caught up in the upheaval, a German couple hosting a secretive refugee, a Syrian family taking a fresh start but soon to be tormented by their past…
Series Mania Festival 2019, Winner Grimme Preis 2020
Director: Edward Berger
Screenplay: Edward Berger, Nele Mueller-Stöfen
Cast: Ivo Pietzcker, Georg Arms, Luise Heyer, Nele Mueller-Stoefen
Jack is 10 years old and hasn’t been at the children’s home for very long. It is summer and the anticipation of the holidays is at its height. But on the last day of school, no one comes to pick him up. His mother Sanna (26) calls and consoles him. After Jack picks up his brother Manuel from a friend’s house, they go out looking for their mother. For days, they wander through the city, following her trail. No one seems to notice that they are all alone. Then one night there is light in their apartment. Jack and Manuel run home and are taken into their mother’s arms. They eat dinner together. Jack tries to communicate, but Sanna isn’t listening.
JACK is a film about the journey of a young boy who learns to accept responsibility very early in life. In the end, he surprises us with a decision which holds a mirror to our own courage.
German Academy Award 2014: Best film (silver)
Berlinale 2014: Official Competition