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A Family of Three (2012)

Preview

After losing his wife in a car accident, an unfaithful husband, his estranged son and adolescent daughter are called to action as family. Struggling with their ego they are unable to free their grief and quickly caught in routine: Which coffin feels right? Who chooses the stamps for the sympathy cards? And how does one keep up one's life-lies, now that all nerves are frayed?

With great intimacy and visual skill, Pia Strietmann portrays an ordinary family in a situation that can strike upon any of us, at any given moment. A family is ruined, and thereby granted the chance to unite. On days like these life shows its absurdest ways, setting off tears and smiles, often at the same time.

Director: Pia Strietmann
Writer: Pia Strietmann, Lea Schmidbauer (Co-Autorin)
Cast: Götz Schubert, Max Riemelt, Mathilde Bundschuh, Lena Stolze, Andreas Schmidt, Michael Kranz, Tessa Mittelstaedt, Karl Alexander Seidel, Franziska Weisz, Max Herbrechter, Lucie Hollmann, Daniel Friedrich, Heinrich Schafmeister, et al.
Duration: 100min
Format: S16 anamorphic color (1:2.35 CS)
Producer: Fritz Böhm & Sven Nuri, Christoph O. Strunck (Ausf. Produzent)
Co-Producer(s): Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Esperanto Entertainment
Partners: Alpha Medienkontor (theatrical distr.), ARRI Film & TV, Amazonas Studios, Vantage Film, Kodak, Filmservice Münster.Land 
Funded by: Filmstiftung NRW, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Deutscher Film Förder Fonds, Hessische Filmförderung (Hessen-Land & Hessen-HR), Presseamt der Stadt Münster

AUDIENCE & AWARDS

coming to German theatres on January 26th 2012

Prix du Jury Festival of German Cinema Nantes 2011

Audience Award Filmkunstmesse Leipzig 2011

NDR Newcomer Award Filmfest Emden 2011

"Special Mention" Filmfestival Max Ophüls Prize 2011, Saarbrücken (Germany)

Nomination Director's Award Metropolis (BVR) 2011

Filmfestival Münster 2011 (Opening Film)
35. Mostra Internacional de Cinema, Sao Paulo 2011 (New Directors Competition)

41. Molodist Kyiv Int. Film Festival, Kiew 2011 (International Competition)

56. Semana Internactinal de Cine, Valladolid (International Competition)

Biberacher Filmfestspiele 2011 (Competition)

24. Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden, Germany

10. SchulKinoWoche Saarland 2011, Saarbrücken, Germany
FILMZ Festival of German Cinema 2011, Mainz (Competition)

5th Five Lakes Film Festival, Germany

Plus Camerimage 2011, Poland (European Panorama)

FBW predicate "valuable"

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A FAMILY OF THREE: DVD out now!

A FAMILY OF THREE: DVD out now!

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DVD of A FAMILY OF THREE (TAGE DIE BLEIBEN) available in stores now!  Click here to buy.

A FAMILY OF THREE scores Special Mention in Portugal

A FAMILY OF THREE scores Special Mention in Portugal

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Our feature A FAMILY OF THREE, written & directed by Pia Strietmann, earns a Special Mention at the 28th Festroia Int. Film Festival in Setúbal (Portugal).

4th New German Directors Award

4th New German Directors Award

posted Wed, November 30, -1 by Toccata Film in Awards & Nominations

Pia Strietmann, director of A FAMILY OF THREE, wins the NEW GERMAN DIRECTORS AWARD 2012. Launched by Saatchi & Saatchi this award honours the special ability to visualize an idea with unusual techniques and styles. In addition to the awards ceremony at the ADC Festival in Frankfurt there will be further screenings at the International Festival of Creativity in Cannes.

A FAMILY OF THREE on tour

A FAMILY OF THREE on tour

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Pia Strietmann, writer/director of A FAMILY OF THREE, will present her movie on a roadshow through Germany prior to its official release on January 26th 2012. Stops will be in Munich, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Augsburg, Frankfurt, Duesseldorf, Essen, Muenster, Cologne, Leipzig, Berlin und Potsdam. For further information please visit www.tagediebleiben.de (german only).

A FAMILY OF THREE wins Jury Prize in Nantes

A FAMILY OF THREE wins Jury Prize in Nantes

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A FAMILY OF THREE wins the Prize of the Jury at the Univerciné Nantes (Cinéma Allemand) 2011.

A FAMILY OF THREE at Plus Camerimage 2011

A FAMILY OF THREE at Plus Camerimage 2011

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A FAMILY OF THREE will be screened in the European Panorama of the Plus Camerimage Int. Festival of Cinematography 2011 (Bygdoszvz, Poland).

A FAMILY OF THREE opens Filmfest Münster

A FAMILY OF THREE opens Filmfest Münster

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A FAMILY OF THREE opens Filmfest Münster on Wed Oct-12.  For details please visit: www.filmfestival-muenster.de.

A FAMILY OF THREE Festival Schedule

A FAMILY OF THREE Festival Schedule

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Subsequent to its world premiere at the Max Ophüls Prize Festival 2011, the NDR Newcomer Award, the Audience Award at Filmkunstmesse Leipzig and the successful international premiere in Montreal A FAMILY OF THREE is now attending the following venues: Oct12 Opening Film at Filmfestival Munster; Oct21 - Nov3 35. Mostra Internacional de Cinema, Sao Paulo (New Directors Competition); Oct22 - Oct30 41. Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, Kiew (international competition); Oct22 - Oct29 56. Semana Internacional de Cine, Valladolid (international competition); Nov2-6 Biberacher Filmfestival (competition); Nov9 - Nov15 Univerciné Allemand - Festival de Cinéma, Nantes; Nov11-20 Exground Filmfest Wiesbaden; Nov18 SchulKinoWoche Saarland, Saarbrücken; Nov23-27 FILMZ Festival of German Cinema Mainz (competition)

Audience Award for A FAMILY OF THREE

Audience Award for A FAMILY OF THREE

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A FAMILY OF THREE wins the Audience Award at the 11th Filmkunstmesse Leipzig, the annual industry event of German theatre association AG Kino.

A FAMILY OF THREE: International Premiere in Montreal

A FAMILY OF THREE: International Premiere in Montreal

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A FAMILY OF THREE will hold its international premiere at the 35th Montréal World Film Festival (Montréal Festival des Films du Monde, World Competition), taking place August 18-28. Please visit the festival's website for tickets and more.

NDR Newcomer Award for Pia Strietmann

NDR Newcomer Award for Pia Strietmann

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At the 22nd Filmfest Emden | Norderney Pia Strietmann was honored with the NDR Newcomer Award for her debut feature A FAMILY OF THREE, voted for by the audience.

A FAMILY OF THREE: Nomination for the BVR director´s award METROPOLIS

A FAMILY OF THREE: Nomination for the BVR director´s award METROPOLIS

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For her feature debut A FAMILY OF THREE, Pia Strietmann is nominated for the directing award METROPOLIS tendered by Bundesverband der Fernseh- & Filmregisseure e.V. (BVR). The award ceremony will take place on June 23rd 2011 in Munich.

A FAMILY OF THREE at the Five-Lakes-Filmfestival 2011

A FAMILY OF THREE at the Five-Lakes-Filmfestival 2011

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A FAMILY OF THREE will be screened at the 5th Five Lakes Filmfestival 2011 (July 27th - August 6th) and is nominated for both Five Lakes Award and Newcomer Award.

A FAMILY OF THREE at 22nd Filmfest Emden

A FAMILY OF THREE at 22nd Filmfest Emden

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A FAMILY OF THREE is screened in competition at the 22nd Filmfest Emden | Norderney, taking place June 15 - 22.

World Premiere A FAMILY OF THREE

World Premiere A FAMILY OF THREE

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A FAMILY OF THREE (TAGE DIE BLEIBEN), written & directed by Pia Strietmann, premieres at the 32nd Filmfestival Max Ophüls Prize (Jan 17-23, 2011) in Saarbrücken (Germany) and is honored with a "special mention".