Out of competition: Shiverstone Castle
Alexis V. Wittgenstein
Simon Hauschild (based on a book by Oliver Hassencamp)
Maurizio Magno, Henning Baum, Sophie Rois, Harald Schmidt, Alexander Beyer, Jana Pallaske
Roxy Film, Violet Pictures
As if Stephan’s parents’ constant quarrels weren’t enough, his mother now reveals that he is going to boarding school to improve his grades. But the boys at Shiverstone Castle turn out to be a far cry from teacher’s pets. After initial hesitation, Stephan is admitted into a secret brotherhood, and that’s when the fun begins, since the boys are at war with the girls from the nearby Rosenfels boarding school. While the girls are plotting revenge against the “Shiveries,” the boys are planning their next prank. What they don’t know yet is that they’ll all have to be together at the castle celebration, of all times. A disaster… or maybe not?
Born in Munich in 1954. Studied at the University of Television and Film (1981-1985). CRIPPLES GO CHRISTMAS (1987), his film debut, won a European Film Award. His feature VINCENT WANTS TO SEA (2010) was highly successful with audiences and won many awards, including the Audience Prize at the Bavarian Film Awards in 2010 and Golden Lola for Best Film at the German Film Awards. For his work, he was awarded the first-ever Metropolis Prize from the German Federal Association of Directors in 2011.
2017 Shiverstone Castle
2014 Vincent Wants to Sea