THE LIMITS OF PATIENCE / Festival tour
Festival Presentations at Munich FILMFEST, MONTREAL WORLD FILMFESTIVAL 2014 en competition FESTIVAL DES FILMS DU MONDE 2014, Ludwigshafen, Bieberach,
Festival de la FICTION TV, La Rochelle en competition
„The big surprise with this series of films are those ‚based on a true story’. Thrillers and dramas full of suspense that attack controversial themes head on and develop their story-telling magic from out of life’s repressed realities. None more so than Christian Wagner with ‚THE LIMITS OF PATIENCE’ (....). A thought-provoking drama that is turned into a major event by Martina Gedeck’s brilliant, nuanced performance.” SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG.
Madrid 2015, Bled 2015, Buenos Aires 2015
“Wagner’s film comes just at the right time because it breathes life back into a debate that was threatening to die away (….) Wagner is a subtle storyteller. Which he demonstrates not just by way he directs the main characters; the supporting cast in particular he directs with a precision you seldom see…” STERN 11/ 14
Corinna Kleist, a juvenile court judge in Berlin, is trying hard to change the system but when she gets too emotionally involved in a particular case, the consequences can be serious.
“… prominently cast with Martina Gedeck, she plays a character who’s in danger from the start. ‘Das Ende der Geduld’ is the portrait of a woman who fought: for justice.” TITEL, THESEN, TEMPERAMENTE ARD 16.11.2014
Christian Wagner presented his movie The Limits of Patience in Montreal at the pressconference
WARCHILD Shortlisted for HUMAN RIGHTS AND ARTS FILM FESTIVAL in AUSTRALIA
We are happy to announce that Warchild has been shortlisted for inclusion in the 2008 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) in Australia. The movie has been scheduled to screen at 9pm on Sunday 16th November as part of the Melbourne leg of the festival (running from 13 November to 22 November 2008)
WARCHILD will be screened Saturday, October 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Innis Town Hall Theatre, 2 Sussex Drive, (at St George) Right in the heartof University of Toronto at the MACEDONIAN FILM FESTIVAL
CROSSING THE BORDER Festival / ROXIE Theater San Franciso
Welcome to CROSSING THE BORDER, a series of international films presented by the Goethe-Institut of San Francisco and the Roxie Theater from August 15 to 21. The Opening Night film, WARCHILD will have director Christian Wagner in person. Friday, August 15, 7:00pm
WARCHILD opens at the Roxie for a 1 week run beginning Aug 22.
Over the past decades, the demographic composition of Europe has changed drastically. It has become home to such an increasing number of legal and illegal immigrants that the European Union is passing controversial immigration measures at a time when the United States is widening its own crack-down.
Free TV-Premiere of WARCHILD arte 9.7.2008 22:25
MOVING WORLDS ghettokids in Dublin
MOVING WORLDS is a film series on migration and integration with films from Austria, France, Germany, Israel, Scotland, Spain, UK and USA. "CINEMA OF MIGRATION" the screenings will be framed by discussions and workshops with the filmakers. German Director Christian Wagner will introduce and discuss his film ghettokids at the Goethe-Institut, Dublin (19.6.2008 / 18.00). Organized by FOMACS (Forum on Migration and Communications) with the support of Goethe-Institue, Dublin
Nominated for editing-award
Jens Klüber has been nominated with WARCHILD for SCHNITT PREIS 2007, an award for best editing of a German feature. The award ceremony will take place in Cologne Nov 24.-26.2007
upcoming festivals autumn 2007
SINGAPORE GERMAN FILMFESTIVAL
09/11/07 19:10 Uhr Cathay Cineplex
Kyiv INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Molodist
30. MILLVALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL
6/10/07 3:00 PM CinéArts @ Sequoia
7/10/07 9:15 PM Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
COPENHAGEN INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL
28/9/07 21:30 Gloria
30/9/07 14:15 Cinemateket
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Industry Event Screening
TUESDAY 21 AUGUST AT 17:00 CAMEO 1
"Warchild" wins Best Film Award/GOLDEN OLIVE TREE and Audience Award at 8. Festival del Cinema Europeo/Lecce
BEST FILM AWARD - GOLDEN OLIVE TREE to WARCHILD by Christian Wagner
"For the intensity and delicacy of the glance with which subjects of tragic relevance to the present days are treated. A film of the present which does not fear to face the memory of recent atrocities without abandoning hope." The Jury
Christian Wagner has just completed his NEW documentary DIE FLUCHT DER FRAUEN / WOMEN WHILE FLEEING which will be aired on First German television 4th of March 2006
"Warchild" pre-nominated in 7 categories for the LOLA (German Filmaward):
Best Film, Best director (Christian Wagner), best main actress (Labina Mitevska), best supporting actress (Miranda Leonhardt), best screenplay (Edin Hadzimahovic/Stefan Dähnert), best costume design (Gudrun Schretzmeier), best score (Konstantia Gourzi/Xaver Naudascher)
„Pic illustrates with incisive precision the dilemma facing those whose lives were ruptured by the Bosnian conflict -- and, by extension, any war. Helmer Christian Wagner's assured direction of a fully rounded script might have been enough to convincingly sell the drama on its own. But it is the iron-willed yet haunted perf of Mitevska, previously seen in Milo Manchevski's "Before the Rain" that lifts the story from affecting to engrossing. As good as rest of the cast is, this is Mitevska's show.
Led by the muted yet crystalline images of vet lenser Thomas Mauch, "Warchild" has the tech precision of a fine watch.“
VARIETY Eddie Cockrell 9/6/2006
"Warchild" wins Best Screenplay Award in Montreal
"Warchild", the second of a German-language Balkan trilogy by Christian Wagner (right), picked up the best Screenplay Award at the 30th Montreal World Film Festival. Written by Edin Hadzimahovic and Stefan Daehnert, "Warchild" is the tale of a Bosnian mother who discovers her long-lost daughter is still alive and well - with a family in Germany. The film, based on a true story, had already picked up the Special Jury Prize at the Bavarian Film Award. While the festival was still underway, "Warchild" was invited to screen at the Hamptons Film Festival which is held from 18th to 22nd October 2006.
Screenplay Europe Michael Leahy
Video: press conference at Montréal
of the film WARCHILD
Warchild World première screenings
MONTREAL WORLD FILMFESTIVAL 2006
FESTIVAL DES FILMS DU MONDE 2006
August 31, 2006 11:30 L’écran VISA au CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL
August 31, 2006 19:00 THÉATRE MAISONNEUVE
September 01, 2006 16:30 L’écran VISA au CINÉMA IMPÉRIAL
Warchild featuring Labina Mitevska and Katrin Sass (Good Bye, Lenin) and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Christian Wagner (Wallers last Trip/Transatlantis/Ghetto Kids), presented by the prestigious 30. WORLD FILM FESTIVAL MONTRÉAL in competition.
Christian Wagner's second part of the BALKAN BLUES TRILOGY stars Labina Mitevska and Katrin Sass. Mitevska (European Shootingstar 1998) made her debut in Before the Rain, a film that won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and has appeared in several Michael Winterbottom films (Welcome to Sarajevo and I Want You).
Katrin Sass, too, has a remarkable career to look back on. At the Berlin International Film Festival in 1982, she received the Silver Bear for her performance in On Probation and she also was awarded the German Film Award for her part in Heide M. The acclaimed Good Bye, Lenin! earned her international recognition.
„Wagner's movie is based on a true story. There are in fact many cases in which a child was separated from its parents during a war and adopted by a family in a different country. The images are perturbing, bleak, and picturesque - all at the same time. WARCHILD tells a deeply moving story and is well worth waiting for you.” KINO KINO, German TV 2006
Sueddeutsche Zeitung 2006
Winner Bavarian Film Award (Special Jury Prize) “Christian Wagner demonstrates utmost empathy in his moving parable of a mother who finds her lost daughter after more than 10 years and at the same time has to accept that she might have to say goodbye for the second time. The film makes a valuable contribution to a particular period in contemporary European history that is not too far away in years, but in terms of awareness could not be more remote.” Statement of the jury (excerpt)
Co-Produzentin Dunja Klemenc mit
Wagner beim Bayerischen Filmpreis 2005