SOLDAT AHMET

SYNOSPIS

Ahmet, a champion boxer with Turkish roots and a professional soldier in the Austrian Army, starts taking acting lessons.

On stage he is suddenly confronted with his own internal battles.

 

 

PRESS QUOTES

 

«Jannis Lenz creatively and amusingly challenges prejudices.»
Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa

 

«This is due to Lenz’s unique style of directing: It is the way he uses his artistic means – cinematography, music, editing etc., the original way he puts together all the pieces of the puzzle of Ahmet’s odyssey.»
Nachum Mochiach, Fipresci

 

«An empathetic portray...Lenz (freely deploying a breathily percussive, mostly a capella score by Benedikt Palier) strongly emphasises the theatrical, performative aspects of the military world, the choreographic elements of its macho denizens’ movements in their matching uniforms/costumes. »
Neil Young, Screen Daily

 

«Jannis Lenz achieves the rare feat of unifying meta-piece and complex, layered characters; he masterfully crafts an intimate viewing experience that lives from its lightness, while still embracing moments of heaviness.»
Jakob Dibold, Ray Film Magazine

 

HYBRID DOCUMENTARY  / AT / 2021

 STARRING: Ahmet Simsek, Margot Vuga, Andreas Simma, Adriana Salles, etc.

 

DIRECTOR:Jannis Lenz
CONCEPT: Jannis Lenz
PRODUCERS: David Bohun,Lixi Frank

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Panama Film
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Jakob Fuhr
SOUND RECORDING: Benedikt Palier
SOUND DESIGN & MUSIC: Benedikt Palier
EDITORS: Jannis Lenz, Roland Stöttinger, Nooran Talebi
COLOR GRADING: Lee Niederkofler, Vienna fx

DRAMATIC ADVISOR: Tizza Covi

 

RUNNING TIME: 76min.

SHOOTING FORMAT: HD

SCREENING FORMAT: DCP 2k

ASPECT RATIO: 1:1,85

SOUND: Dolby Digital 5.1

AWARDS
(SELECTION)

• Charles E. Guggenheim  Emerging Artist Award

• Award  of the Austrian Film Institute for Best Upcoming Director

First Steps Award - Nomination, Berlin

• Best Sounddesign - Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film

• Final Touch Award - Bolzano IFF

• Winner National Competition - This Human World * International Human Rights Film Festival

• DOK. Edit Award - Nomination, Munich

• Honorable Mention - SANFICI

• Best Sound - MIDFF DOKer

 

FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS

(SELECTION)

Visions du Réel - Nyon

Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film

Biografilm - International Celebration of Lives

Frameout Open Air Cinema - MuseumsQuartier Vienna (Opening Film)

Sarajevo Film Festival

• Filmfestival Kitzbühel

FIDBA - International Documentary Film Festival Buenos Aires

This Human World - International Human Rights Film Festival

SANFICI-  Festival  Internacional de Cine Independiente

Bolzano IFF

 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

ZagrebDox

 Julien Dubuque IFF

MIDFF DOKer

Uruguay International Film Festival

Europe on Screen Indonesia

Beldocs

DOK.fest Munich