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Perspektive Deutsches Kino

easy love

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Field experiments in matters of the heart: Seven men and women between the ages of 25 and 45 are faced with the pleasure but also burden of being the architects of their own destiny. But the associated risks and side effects of trying to balance hedonistic adventure with a longing for emotional security are unpredictable. Idealistic notions of individualism and freedom are therefore bound to collide with the fear of loneliness and disappointment. And so the protagonists’ desires often lead them astray, sometimes to a therapist, but also towards true love.
easy love is an ensemble film in which both the filmmaker and the protagonists themselves are the authors of its stories. Playing themselves, the actors draw on their own reality in order to explore what they could be. Each sequence in the film appears as a fork in the road with two diverging paths, the next section of which can only be taken provisionally. A film that is a cross between documentary and fiction, woven from apparently colourfast cloth which is both ultra-sensitive and true to life.

by
Tamer Jandali

Germany 2019

German

88’ · Colour · 2K DCP

World premiere

With

Stella Vivien Dhingra (Stella)
Niclas Jüngermann (Nic)
Sönke Andersen (Sören)
Sophia Seidenfaden (Sophia)
Lenika Lukas (Lenny)
Pina Felizitas (Pia)
Amelie Liebst (Maria)
Sabine Seidenfaden (Sabine)

Crew

Written and directed by
Tamer Jandali
Director of Photography
Janis Mazuch
Editing
Leonhard Lierzer, Amparo Mejías, Yana Höhnerbach
Dramaturgy
Sebastian Stobbe, Kirsten Loose, Dorothea Nölle
Sound Design
Jascha Viehl
Sound
Juliane Vari
Assistant Directors
Agnes Karolski, Levin Hübner
Producer
Lino Rettinger
Co-production
WDR, Köln

Biography

Tamer Jandali

Born in 1976 in Bonn, Germany. After training, among other things, in alternative medicine, travelling and various jobs including that of event manager and artistic assistant to Prof. Marcel Odenbach, from 2004 to 2010 he studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Since 2011, he has worked as a director and artist as well as being the main carer of his three children. Alongside film projects for ZDF and ARTE, he has also made commercials for companies including Neon and Netcologne and has directed music videos and contributions to art exhibitions.

Filmography

2007 Hotel; short film 2008 Ohne Ente; short film 2009 Bleizeichen; short film · Monika – ein Künstlerportrait; short documentary 2011 Schwarzherz; medium-length film 2013 Combatants for Peace – Israel; medium-length documentary 2015 Clips zu Begehren; episode series 2016 frauTV; episode series · Nachts am Küchentisch; web series 2019 easy love

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Produced by

Lichtblick Film

World sales

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