Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Sunday, June 15, 21:00 and Monday, June 16, 19:00 (BITTER)


Country of Origin: France
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 8’45“
Category: Fiction

Director: David Dusa
Screenplay: David Dusa
Cinematographer: Armin Franzen
Editor: Nathalie Alonso Casale
Music: Laurent Michaud
Producer: Vanessa Ciszewski, Elena von Saucken, David Dusa, Mikolaj Pokromski
Cast: Romain Berger, Tariq Bettahar, Ramzi Bouaia, Vincent Deslandres

Synopsis: Abdel is driving his son, Amin, through the Parisian suburbs. The radio broadcasts the news of the day, while Amin is playing with the world floating by the window. Suddenly, they are stopped by the police, apparently Abdel’s headlight is broken. The officers start badgering Abdel, the tension rises, until an outburst comes from an unexpected source.

Festivals & Awards: International Film Festival Rotterdam Netherlands 2007 (Prix UIP), Milano Short Film Festival Italy 2007 (Special Mention of the Aprile Award), Goteborg Filmfestival Sweden 2008, Sydney International Filmfestival Austalia 2007, International Short Film Festival Grimstad Norway 2007, Vila do Conde International Short Film Festival Portugal 2007, International Competition Belo Horizonte Brazil 2007, Melbourne International Film Festival Australia 2007, International Bunker Film Festival Italy 2007, Sao Paulo Kinoforum Brazil 2007, International Film Festival Sarajevo Bosnia 2007, Imagio Filmfest Portugal 2007, Tinklai Filmfest Latvia 2007, Festival de Sevilla Spain 2007, Interfilm Festival Berlin Germany 2007, Sleepwalkers International Student Festival Tallinn Estonia 2007