HoF Filmtage Rendezvous – Tini Tüllmann zeigt FREDDY/EDDY

The Hof International Film Festival presents about 130 movies during 6 days – cinema intense! But of course, movies are not only shown in Hof during the festival. The whole year through you can see great movies beyond the mainstream. Under the motto HoF Festival Rendezvous – let’s do it again you can see selected movies from the last festival during the year. This is a great way to refresh memories and increase the thrill of anticipation for the 2018 edition.

“Cinema is, again and again, always a great experience. Cinema is Hof, Hof is cinema and deservedly so our Home of Films!” Thorsten Schaumann

Catch up or make new discoveries – Enjoy! To be continued within short …

The acquisition and survival of the long-established “galeriehaus” has been secured. And the Cine Center Hof e.V., as the organizer of the Hof International Film Festival, would like to express its sincere thanks to all the supporters of the crowdfunding campaign by the VR Bank Bayreuth-Hof eG. Within three months’ time, 227 supporters donated 54,690 euros under the motto “together we can do more”.

„Thank you to all donors! It is of utmost importance for us to maintain the galeriehaus as a cultural and spiritual entity of the Hof International Film Festival. For this reason, we would like to acquire and renovate this reasonably priced building.“ Andreas Walter, Deputy Chair of the Cine Center Hof e.V.

For the last almost 50 years, the galeriehaus in the heart of Hof has existed in its current form. Since its opening, it has established itself as a location where the arts and enthusiasm meet. Heinz Badewitz was also a regular guest at the galeriehaus and a close friend of the in 2017 deceased proprietor Werner Weinelt. The Cine Center Hof e.V. would like to support this nucleus of the Hof International Film Festival in the tradition of Werner Weinelt.

This is where it all began and now it starts all over again: world premiere of FREDDY/EDDY at the 50th Hof International Film Festival 2016 and awarded with the first Heinz Badewitz Award. Director Tini Tüllmann is coming to Hof as part of the Home of Films Filmtage Rendezvous with a preview of the film to kick off her cinema tour in Germany. The film, distributed by Tini herself completely independently, will be officially released in cinemas starting on Thursday, 1 February 2018.

When: Monday, 29 January 2018
Time: 20:00
Where: Scala Kino Hof

“FREDDY/EDDY will be screened in the presence of director Tini Tülllmann. She celebrated the world premiere of her film FREDDY/EDDY at the 50th Hof International Film Festival, she is the winner of the very first Heinz Badewitz Award, she presented her film at numerous other festivals around the world to enthusiastic audiences, but she couldn’t find a distributor: Tini Tüllmann! Now she has taken the reigns and will distribute the film herself. And where will she be starting her cinema tour? In Hof, the starting point of it all.

We look forward to welcoming Tini to the HoF Filmtage Rendezvous with FREDDY/EDDY. See you soon – until then all the best, Thorsten.”

Director: Tini Tüllmann
Feature film | D | 2016
94 min | Dolby 5.1

For the painter Freddy, who is working on his big comeback in seclusion by the lake, it is the darkest day of his life. He is accused of brutally beating up his wife and in jeopardy of losing custody of his eight-year-old son. All protestations of innocence are useless. And then something unbelievable happens: the imaginary friend from his childhood shows up.

He not only looks just like Freddy, with his appearance strange things start happening. And the more Eddy intervenes in Freddy’s life, the more Freddy starts to lose control. No one besides Freddy believes in Eddy’s existence. But the closer he comes to the truth, the more dangerous things become for him. For Eddy has come to stay.

But how can you prove the existence of someone you merely imagined yourself?