International Film Festival Manhattan Autumn 2021

Your Color (Deine Farbe)

Expired October 17, 2021 8:01 AM
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Hailing from disparate backgrounds, Karl and Albert bond over their desire to escape their small town existence and move to Barcelona, in search of a happier life. With their mutual sense of humor and provocative ideas, they decide to document their youthful adventures with the dream of sharing their passions publicly. Upon settling and realizing life is not as easy as expected, their resistance to normalcy finds them walking divergent paths. Unbeknownst to Karl, Albert starts experiencing personal troubles but pride and fear of revealing his secrets drives him to the edge. What was originally meant to be a harmless idea becomes an instrument for self-destruction as Albert documents his own tragic exposé.

Director Statement

I dream of making films in places whose cultures differ from my own. Ultimately, I want to prove that despite our fundamental differences, emotional experiences are universal. I want my work to be a testament to my belief that barriers are illusory and unity is attainable if we approach every idea and disparity with tolerance and acceptance.

Director Bio

From creating award winning music videos, to executive producing sold- out arena shows featuring Asian rock artists, Maria Diane Ventura has now broken into the world of film. Her mind-bending short, TheRapist, was shortlisted as among the Best Short Films in SE Asia. Awaken, an exploration of dream states and altered consciousness bagged her the Best Director at the IFFM in New York and Best Narrative feature at the Worldfest Cinema in Brazil in 2016. Deine Farbe (Your Color), her official directorial debut, has just wrapped shooting in Germany and Spain in 2019 and has recently premiered at one of the most important film festivals in Germany Hofer Filmtage and won Best Narrative Feature and Best Woman Filmmaker at the Vegas Movie Awards in 2020. It will have its premiere in India, New Delhi, Barcelona, Spain and London, England this 2020. Luz Oscura ( Dark Light ), her next feature, will be shot in Mexico and Los Angeles, USA.

Director Statement

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  • Runtime
    1 hr 22 mins
  • Language
  • Country
    United States, Germany
  • Director
    Maria Diane Ventura
  • Cast
    Jannik Schümann, Jannik Schümann