Live” is this year’s opening film at the “Heimat Europa Film Festspiele” in Simmern in the Hunsrück region (Germany), newly founded by Urs Spörri.

At its premiere in Saarbrücken in January 2020, the film “Live” by Lisa Charlotte Friederich was still unreal science fiction. Today it is set in reality. Because the film is set in a contemporary Germany. Public gatherings are forbidden, contact with other people is forbidden and cultural life can only be experienced in virtual space. Director Lisa Charlotte Friederich achieves a quasi clairvoyant achievement with this film – the story she wrote four years ago became reality. In this atmosphere of fear and threat, main character Claire tries to do the right thing. She works as a psychologist and cares for survivors of terrorist attacks.

But the isolation begins to wear her down and she decides to give a live concert together with her brother Aurel, a star trumpeter, in front of a physically present audience. With the help of the hackers Ada and Maximus, they succeed in realising their plan despite all adversities.

The debut film “Live” by Lisa Charlotte Friederich won at the “Lichter Filmfest” 2020 in Frankfurt am Main.

Live | Trailer ( German with English subtitles) ᴴᴰ

Festival director Urs Spörri about the opening film "Live" (German)