Cigaretta Mon Amour – The Portrait Of My Father (Cigaratta Mon Amour – Portrait Meines Vaters)

Screening: Saturday, June 14, 23:00 (BEST OF GERMANY II)


Country of Origin: Germany
Year of Production: 2006
Duration: 7′
Category: Experimental

Director: Rosa Hannah Ziegler
Screenplay: Rosa Hannah Ziegler
Cinematographer: Michel Unger
Editor: Rosa Hannah Ziegler, Michel Unger
Producer: Rosa Hannah Ziegler

Synopsis: Rosa H. Ziegler shows a portrait of her father who lives isolated in his room. He spends all his time there, inside, with no contact to other people and uncompromisingly following his addiction – smoking. His room becomes a cave, a retreat, where rules or something similar do not exist anymore. The film shows in a dark, dreamy and wistful atmosphere the life of an old man who is addicted to nicotine and who lives in his own “dream world”.

Festivals & Awards: Best German Short Film 2007, Max-Ophuels-Prize Saarbruecken Germany 2008, International Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand France 2008, 4. Festival der visuellen Kunst ambulart 2007, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2007, European Media Art Festival Osnabrueck Germany 2007, Documenta Madrid Spain 2007, IDFA Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam The Netherlands 2006, doclisboa Portugal 2006, „Zinebi 48“ International Festival of Documentary and Short Film Bilbao Spain 2006, Dokumentar- und Videofest Kassel Germany 2006