33rd Jewish Culture Days Munich
Short Film: »Kippa«
| Carl-Amery-Saal/Carl Amery Hall
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Screenplay & director: Lukas Nathrath
Producers: Henriette Ahrens/Hamburg Media School (2019)
Cinematography: Leonard Lokai
Actors: Riccardo Campione, Samy Abdel Fattah, Susan Uplegger and Dominik Ganse
Based on true events, »Kippa« tells the story of 15-year-old Oskar, who is new in his comprehensive school. He has already integrated well into the class and found a best friend in his classmate Eren. But when Oskar unthinkingly mentions that he is Jewish, the atmosphere changes suddenly. Increasingly excluded by some of the class, he is eventually physically threatened. Eren, too, must bow to peer pressure. Out of shame, Oskar initially keeps the mobbing a secret at home. But when his parents finally do find out, they try to get involved. While the headmaster ignores their appeals, Oskar tries to find his own way of dealing with the humiliations.
Before studying directing, Lukas Nathrath completed his bachelor’s degree in American Studies with hohours in his hometown of Munich. He also completed a semester abroad at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous film and television productions, including under directors such as Achim von Borries and Joseph Vilsmaier. His short film directing debut »Ein glücklicher Tag« won him a place in the film direction master class at the Hamburg Media School in 2016. His second-semester film »Mit im Bund«, sponsored by Bayerischer Rundfunk, was accepted to the Next-Generation Programme of German Films at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2018. »Kippa«, his graduation film from the Hamburg Media School, for which he conducted intensive research, has to date received eleven awards, including the Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis 2019 for best short film and the renowned European Civis Media Prize for best short film.
The screening will be followed by an audience discussion and Q&A with Lukas Nathrath and Eva Rapaport.
In cooperation with Munich City Library, Literaturhandlung München and YouthNet, Munich; with the support of the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich (Gesellschaft zur Förderung jüdischer Kultur und Tradition e. V., Munich)