Adam

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    Adam

    Directed by

    Germany, Iceland, Mexico

    2018

    72 min

    • English
    • German

    Drama

    Windows thrown wide open, the music of Adam’s mother reverberates across the Berlin courtyard. The heavy bass makes him feel connected to her. Other than that, the worlds of the hearing-impaired young man and his techno producer mum seldom overlap. She’s ill, hospitalised with irreversible brain damage due to alcohol abuse, according to the doctors. Adam is left to fend for himself. He manages to forge connections in the outside world, falls in love and sets out in search of his father. With each step he is dogged by his mother’s wish to be put out of her misery should she become unable to care for herself. Adam copes with all this in his very own, laconic way and director Maria Solrun gives him a voice and plenty of space to grow.

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    Cast
    Magnus Mariuson
    Eszter Tompa
    Floriane Daniel
    Julia Kratz
    Hans Brückner
    Gabo Hoog
    Matthias Renner
    Screenplay
    Maria Solrun
    Cinematography
    Joanna Piechotta
    Editing
    Magda Lammert
    Valérie Anex
    Music
    Haraldur Thrastarson
    MAGNEA
    Production
    STARK FILMS
    Sales
    OUTSIDER PICTURES

    Press

    Maria Solrun's second feature is a showcase for the ... talents of her son (Magnus Mariuson) in his first leading role.

    Alyssa Simon, Variety

    Magnus Mariuson plays (Adam) with an innocent openness that astonishes.

    Sascha Krieger, Stage and Screen

    Maria Solrun

    Maria Solrun

    Iceland

    Born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1965, she graduated from the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). She directed the film made from her graduation script and premiered the resulting feature JARGO at the 2004 Berlinale. She has worked as a screenwriter for several film production companies including Sony Pictures, Studio Hamburg and Boje Buck Productions. Since 2006 she has also been working as a film and television fiction consultant for the Icelandic Film Centre.