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At Eye Level

English title: At Eye Level
Original title: Auf Augenhöhe
German title: Auf Augenhöhe
Germany, 2016

Director: Goldbrunner, Evi & Dollhopf, Joachim
Production company: Rat Pack, Martin Richter Filmproduktion, Westside Filmproduktion
Co-producers: ZDF, KiKa
Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Length: 100 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
11-year-old Michi lives in a children's home, every day fighting to win the respect of the other kids, till the day he finds his real dad, Tom – who happens to be a dwarf, even shorter than Michi is, the opposite of his idea of manliness and strength. When the kids find out, Michi's life becomes hell and he flees. With nowhere to go, he moves in with Tom, who is new to this fatherhood thing, while Michi tries to hide his embarrassment and shame from his fellow school kids. This forces Tom, who had coped well till now, to confront his handicap head on. As time passes, they discover they have more in common than other sons and fathers, until their relationship is again suddenly put to the hard test...

Comments:
Contact for festival screenings: Renate Zylla, RZylla@arcor.de

Marketing strategies:
"Der besondere Kinderfilm"

Festivals:
Golden Sparrow Gera/Erfurt 2016, Munich CFF 2016 (awarded), IFF for Children & Young People in Armenia 2016, Zurich IFF 2016, Kinderfilmtage im Ruhrgebiet 2016, Schlingel CFF Chemnitz 2016, "Listapadzik" Minsk 2016, Kinofest Lünen 2016, KinOdiseea Bucarest 2016 (special mention), Just Film Tallinn 2016, Ale Kino! Poznan 2016 (awarded), Seattle CFF 2017 (awarded), Leeds YFF 2017, Bangla Desh CFF Dhaka 2017, Würzburg 2017, Providence CFF 2017 (awarded), Luxembourg 2017 (awarded), FiFEM Montreal 2017, Freeze Frame Winnipeg 2017, Stockholm Junior 2017, Leeds YFF 2017 (awarded), Kristiansand 2017, Cinema in Sneakers Warsaw 2017, Kinolub Krakow 2017 (awarded), Giffoni 2017, Sarajevo IFF 2017

Website: http://www.facebook.com/aufaugenhoehe.film

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
Rat Pack (D)

Sold to:
Tobis (D)