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Fortress

Original title: Festung, Die
German title: Festung, Die
Germany, 2011

Director: Liimatainen, Kirsi Marie
Production company: Kordes & Kordes Film
Co-producers: ZDF
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

Synopsis:
Johanna (13) has fallen in love for the very first time – yet how to enjoy this, when her violent father has just returned to the family home? Torn between the loyalty to him and the love for her first boyfriend, the pressure on 13-year old Johanna increases until she makes a decision with serious consequences. FORTRESS tells a story about family secrets, the power of loyalty and the courage to break free from it.

Festivals:
Montreal 2011, Max Ophüls Award 2012, Achtung Berlin 2012 (awarded), Minneapolis/St. Paul IFF 2012, Lucas Frankfurt 2012, Michel Hamburg 2012, Schlingel Chemnitz 2012, Ale Kino Poznan 2012, Golden Sparrow Gera/Erfurt 2013

World sales address/es:
Kordes & Kordes Film (DE)

Sold to:
Farbfilm-Verleih (D)
Matthias-Film (D)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)