At Eye Level

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At Eye Level (Auf Augenhöhe)

Directed by Evi Goldbrunner, Joachim Dollhopf

  • Germany 2017; 98 min
  • Original version: German
  • Genre: Family
    • Outstanding Children or Youth Film - German Film Awards
    • Best Film - Luxembourg City FF
    • Kinderfilmfest Audience Award - Munich FF
    • Best Feature (Mohaq category) - Ajyal YFF

Synopsis

Michi, 11, has been living in a group home since the death of his mother. He has never known his father, but becomes determined to locate "Tom" after discovering a lost letter his mother wrote. An online search leads Michi to his father's doorstep, where he waits for a while before leaving a note. A neighbour tells Michi that Tom is usually rowing at that time of day, so Michi makes his way to the water — where his excitement is replaced with shock when he sees that Tom is the same height as him, shattering the vision of his father he had constructed. He races back to Tom's apartment to retrieve the note, but it's too late. Michi avoids questions from his friends and hopes that Tom won't get in touch. When Tom does show up, both of their lives will change in unexpected ways.

Production

  • RAT PACK FILMPRODUKTION GMBH

    Johanna Paulke 

Festival Bookings

  • RENATE ZYLLA