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A strong film about family and identity and the question

of what if our path in life had taken a different turn somewhere.

Kunscht! SWR

A film about the difficult and disturbing search for one's own roots and identity - accompanied by the great uncertainty of what that does to you. (…) A timeless masterpiece that sensitively tells a universal story.

Stuttgarter Zeitung

A film about the meeting of worlds that previously knew nothing about each other.

An adventure trip, a road movie, a melodrama, a legend with an open ending.

Filmdienst.de

'Mein fremdes Land' deliberately avoids loud effects, explosiveness and the big fanal.

The film convinces above all with its quiet tones, precise observation and narrative immediacy.

jury statement Filmschau Baden-Württemberg

documentary film, 94 minutes

a DOKblick production, coproduced by SWR,

funded by MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg

Germany 2021




trailer

 

OFFICIAL TRAILER

language: German with English subtitles

© DOKblick Filmproduktion

edited by: Robin Jünkersfeld

OTHER TRAILER VERSIONS

KINOcheck trailer 

language: German

Arsenal Filmverleih trailer 

language: German

 
 




synopsis

 

The fourth child of a herdswoman is born on the floor of a mud hut in a Bolivian mountain village. A few months later, little José arrives at the house of an adoptive family in Germany. José Noé Estrada becomes Manuel Phillip Sosnowski.

During his childhood, the boy doesn’t want to know anything about his origins. Pictures from his orphanage in Bolivia, he turns away. „In fact, we have never really talked about it“, Manuel remembers today. The only traces of his birth in a faraway country are now compiled in a folder with adoption papers written in bureaucratic language.

To make sense of his own story, at the age of thirty-one, the young man decides, for the first time in his life, to ask the questions he never dared to ask. Why did his mother give him away and who is this woman supposedly living in a place called Yawisla-Potosí? With the sparse information available, Manuel embarks on a journey full of uncertainties.

 

filmstills

© DOKblick




distribution

 

FESTIVALS

Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2021 | official selection | world premiere

Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2021 | winner: best documentary

 

CINEMA

cinema distribution in Germany

by Arsenal Filmverleih

 

release date:

06/23/2022

CINEMAS

Berlin | Moviemento

Berlin | Bundesplatz Kino*


Aachen | Apollo

Freiburg | Friedrichsbau-Apollo

Heidelberg | Gloria

Heilbronn | Kinostar Arthaus

Karlsruhe | Schauburg

Bremen | Cinema Ostertor

Hannover | Kino am Raschplatz

Dresden | Zentralkino

Augsburg | Thalia

Ingolstadt | Union

Mössingen | Lichtspiele

München | Museum-Lichtspiele

Nürnberg | Casablanca

Stuttgart | EM

Tübingen | Arsenal

Ulm | Obscura

 

 

*Start on 07/03/2022

contact:

ARSENAL Filmverleih GmbH

Hintere Grabenstr. 20

72070 Tübingen

info@arsenalfilm.de

 

TELEVISION

German television publishing rights held by SWR 

 

release date:

to be announced

 

POSTER

Poster Mein fremdes Land

© DOKblick

poster design: Studio Bewegtbildgrafik

 

 




credits

 

protagonists

 

 

 

 

 

written & directed by

producer

cinematography

editor

music

music mix

boom operators

 

 

sound postproduction

 

sound mix

motion- & titeldesign

 

color grading

editorial staff (SWR)

Manuel Sosnowski

Diego Gonzalez

Lourdes Lora Flores

Balbina Estrada

among others

Johannes Preuss & Marius Brüning

Malte Schumacher
Johannes Preuss
Tobias Wilhelmer

Chiara Strickland
Marc Fragstein
Malte Schumacher

Marius Brüning

Valentin Burkhardt

Marco Schnebel

Claudio Demel
Marvin H. Keil
Beppo & Robin Albrecht

(Studio Bewegtbildgrafik)

Robin Jünkersfeld
Joachim A. Lang

Katharina Maria Kontny

 

production pictures

© DOKblick

 

 


media coverage

 

FILMREVIEWS

Michael Meyns in Programmkino.de

Ralf Schenk in Filmdienst.de

Stefanie Borowsky in Indiekino.de

PRINT & WEB ARTICLES

Schwäbisches Tageblatt; 06/18/2022

Filmpremiere in Mössingen: Die Suche nach der Identität

by Sophie Holzäpfel

BR.de; 05/31/2021

Manuel Sosnowski Dokumentarfilm

by Andreas Krieger

SWR.de; 12/08/2021

Baden-Württembergischer Filmpreis für „Mein fremdes Land“

Página Siete, La Paz; 12/06/2021

Llega a cartelera alemana Mi país extranjero, inspirada en Bolivia

by Luis Flores Vasquez

Stuttgarter Zeitung; 12/03/2021

Doku „Mein fremdes Land“: Zwischen Bolivien und Ludwigsburg

Haus des Dokumentarfilms; 12/02/2021

„Mein fremdes Land“ bei der Filmschau Baden-Württemberg

by Stefanie Roloff

LIFT. Das Stuttgart Magazin; December, 12th 2021

Filmschau Baden-Württemberg: Die Filmschau kehrt auf die Leinwand zurück

by Janis Kuhnert

TV AND WEBVIDEO

 

laserhotline.de

language: German

author: Wolfram Hannemann

published on: 06/21/2022

 

Puzzle | Kulturmagazin des BR

language: German

author: Andreas Krieger

broadcasted on: 05/31/2022

 

Kulturmagazin Kunscht! Kultur im Südwesten – SWR

language: German

author: Jana Gührer

broadcasted on: 12/01/2021

RADIO

 

Vollbild, Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Vom Glück einer Adoption – "Mein Fremdes Land"

language: German

hosted by: Patrick Wellinski

broadcasted on: 18/06/2022

LINK

FILMPREIS BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

 

jury statement Filmpreis 2021

award ceremony of the 27th Filmschau Baden-Württemberg

language: German

12/05/2021

PRESSBOOK

 

PRESS CONTACT

ZOOM MEDIENFABRIK
Felix Neunzerling und Jonas Demski

Suarezstr. 62 14057 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 315 068 68

office@zoommedienfabrik.de

Büro Mannheim

Spelzenstr. 14
68167 Mannheim

mannheim@zoommedienfabrik.de

 

 


screener

 

The screener link is reserved for press, festival staff, broadcasters and production partners.

Please request password via contact.

MEIN FREMDES LAND SCREENER

language version: German 

selectable subtitles in German, English and Spanish

 

JOHANNES PREUSS

documentary film

Impressum