NRW IN LOCARNO WITH 7500, BAGHDAD IN MY SHADOW & A VOLUNTARY YEAR
7500, Patrick Vollrath’s feature film debut, will screen on the Piazza Grande at the 72nd Locarno Film Festival (7-17 August). Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Aylin Tezel star in the Filmstiftung-backed thriller which was shot almost completely in NRW. The German co-producer is Cologne-based augenschein Filmproduktion. 7500 is set exclusively in an airplane’s cockpit and shows the horrors of modern terrorism in an unprecedented manner. Vollrath, who received the Student Oscar® among several awards for his short EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY, wrote the screenplay together with Senad Halilbasic.
The NRW production A VOLUNTARY YEAR by the directors Ulrich Köhler and Henner Winckler will be running in this year’s Concorso Internazionale. Cologne-based Sutor Kolonko produced the drama as a commission from WDR.
The festival will also be showing the Filmstiftung-backed production BAGHDAD IN MY SHADOW by Samir, which was produced by Cologne-based Coin Film.