HoF Rendezvous screens HANNA’S HOMECOMING at Lodderbast in Hanover

The Hof International Film Festival and the » Lodderbast, the world’s smallest cinema, are joining together for a common cause: from April 2019, the Hanover arthouse cinema Lodderbast will, once a month, become a Rendezvous partner of the “Festival of New Discoveries”. To kick off the series on 22 April 2019 at 7 pm, HANNA’S HOMECOMING by Esther Bialas will be screened. The artistic director of the Hof International Film Festival, Thorsten Schaumann, as well as other surprise guests, will be in attendance.

Opened in January 2018 by Wiebke and Johannes Thomsen, the Lodderbast arthouse cinema, with 20 seats in the space of 39 square meters, is the smallest cinema in the world. Six days a week, the film theater shows a film program curated according to changing monthly themes and consisting of current premieres, independent films, genre films, experimental cinema and film classics.

“Wiebke and Johannes Thomsen live and love cinema in their Lodderbast. This is a place just like HoF, a true home of films. I am happy that I found this pearl in the city where I grew up and that we regularly show films from the festival in Lodderbast with the series HoF Rendezvous”. Thorsten Schaumann, artistic director of the Hof International Film Festival

“Our Lodderbast stands for a hand-picked film program with a clear focus on wild cinema from Germany. For us, it is a great opportunity to present selected film pearls from up-and-coming directors in exclusive Hanover premieres at the HoF Rendezvous. We are looking forward to the creative cooperation with Thorsten Schaumann and his festival”. Wiebke & Johannes Thomsen

About the film: 14-year-old Hanna returns to the remote village of her childhood for the summer holidays. The sworn-in village community regard Hanna with suspicion, for meanwhile she looks a lot like her missing mother. The villagers have decried her mother a witch, who had allegedly lured three men into the marsh where they eventually died.

With Hanna’s return, the old story resurfaces and uproots deeply buried issues. Hanna tries to stand up to this all by herself, when suddenly the self-confident Eva appears. With Eva she seems to have found exactly the person she has been missing. But strange things start occurring in the village: people disappear, animals die and mysterious accidents afflict the villagers.

Director: Esther Bialas
Feature film | D | 2018 | 99 min
22 April 2019 at 7 pm
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