ifs-film of the week: Robin

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the ifs presents a #ifsfilmderwoche online every Tuesday.

This week we are showing the fourth film in the series, the graduation film »Robin« (2007) by Hanno Olderdissen (director), Clemente Fernandez Gil (screenplay) and Katrin Böhringer, formerly Hohendahl (producer) from the second year of the BA Film. The oppressive drama has been screened at numerous festivals, was nominated for the German Short Film Award 2008 and won, among others, the FIRST STEPS Award 2008, the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award 2008 for Best Director and the On3 Short Film Award 2010 of the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation. »Robin« was funded by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

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In »Robin«, eight-year-old Robin (Mateo Wansing-Lorrio) returns to his family after a long stay in a children’s home and cannot find his place in the difficult family circumstances. When his parents seriously injure his three-month-old sister Marlene in an argument, Robin desperately tries to protect himself and his mother from the consequences.

Director Hanno Olderdissen
Hanno Olderdissen completed his bachelor’s degree in film directing at the ifs in 2007. He has been working as a freelance director since 2008 and initially shot commercials together with director and ifs graduate Markus Sehr in the directing duo »gentlemen’s agreement«. In 2015 he directed his first feature film, the comedy »Familie verpflichtet«, in NDR’s »Nordlichter« debut series. In 2016 he realised his cinema debut with »Rock My Heart«, followed by »Wendy 2« in 2018. His current cinema project »Lassie – An Adventurous Journey« started in cinemas in February 2020. His current project »Ganza halba Bruda« (B: C. F. Gil) is currently in development.

Screenwriter Clemente Fernandez Gil
Clemente Fernandez Gil completed his screenwriting studies in the BA Film at the ifs in 2007, having previously studied German and history and trained as an actor. Before studying at the ifs, he also worked as an actor, dramaturge and writer at various German theatres. »An Island Named Udo« (director: Markus Sehr) was his cinema debut as a screenwriter in 2010, followed by »The Loneliness of the Killer Before the Shot« (director: F. M. Böder). He also wrote the screenplay for the feature film »Rock My Heart«. His current project »Ganza halba Bruda« (director: Hanno Olderdissen) is currently in development.

Producer Katrin Böhringer
After internships in film and television, producer Katrin Böhringer trained as a video journalist at AZ Media and developed a desire to develop and produce longer and fictional formats. In 2007 she completed her studies in Creative Producing in the BA Film at the ifs and then worked for various production companies as an employee or freelancer, including Busse & Halberschmidt, Klassik.TV and VICE; she currently works for MissingLinkFilms.