35th Film Festival Max Ophuels Prize

Festival of German-Speaking Young Film
20.01.2014 to 26.01.2014

Wolf-Dieter Scheid

Awarding of the INTERFILM Prize, Saarbruecken 2014

Since 1985, an Evangelical INTERFILM-Jury is hosted by the Max-Ophuels-Prize in Saarbruecken. The award winner 2014, Il Kang, was invited to join a church film jury at another festival. 

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Award of the INTERFILM Jury

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A young German Korean accepts responsibility for himself and for his life. Only when he learns to appreciate Kendo in a new way he and his father succeed in approaching one another. Sensitively the film shows how they come closer and gain each other’s respect. It convinces by a careful composition of its aesthetic means. To leave the Korean passages without subtitles adds to the strong points of the film: The viewers experience otherness but are not excluded from understanding.