UCM.ONE is taking over world sales for the tragicomedy “Kiss My Wounds” (German original title: “Wann kommst Du meine Wunden küssen“) by director and author Hanna Doose. The corresponding contract negotiations between the production company Schiwago Film (Berlin) and UCM.ONE were concluded at the end of January 2024.

Kiss My Wounds” is a tragic-comic film about shattered life dreams, painful love, loneliness and hidden longings, about techno, art, existential fears and getting older – and not least about the healing power of deep friendship. The film celebrated its world premiere at the Munich Film Festival 2022, where it was awarded the Audience Award against top-class competition from all over the world.

Synopsis

They were best friends when life-hungry director Maria (Bibiana Beglau), young actress Laura (Gina Henkel) and DJ Jan (Alexander Fehling) were shaking up Berlin’s artistic and nightlife scene. Now, after years of radio silence, the three meet again on a shared farm in the Black Forest, where Laura and Jan have retreated from their stagnant careers to pursue their dream of country life. Kathi, Maria’s sister, also lives here. Maria’s arrival brings carefully suppressed conflicts to the surface. Jan is Maria’s ex-boyfriend, the love of her life. Ten years ago, he cheated on Maria with Laura, after which the two became a couple.

The reunion and Kathi’s fate cause the storm that rages through the lives of the three women to grow into an existential threat. They hold up a mirror to each other relentlessly until the masks fall and it becomes clear: Maria still has a score to settle with her friends.

In line with its distribution concept, UCM.ONE will market the film internationally and intermedially outside Germany, i.e. aim for the broadest possible market entry of the film on all possible distribution channels and markets.

The film is a co-production of Schiwago Film (Marcos Kantis, Martin Lehwald) & Domar Film (Dominik Utz, Martin Schwimmer) with SWR (Stefanie Groß), “Kiss My Wounds” was funded by MFG Baden-Württemberg, the German Federal Film Fund and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).

About director Hanna Doose

Born in Cologne in 1979, Hanna Doose grew up in Schleswig- Holstein, completed a social year in Brazil after graduating from high school in 1998 and studied at the European Film College in Denmark from 1999 to 2000. In 2001 she began her directing studies at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (dffb).

During her studies, Hanna Doose was a guest student at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts and the editing course at the dramatiska institutet film school in Stockholm. All of her short films have screened internationally at numerous festivals and received major awards. “Gut möglich, dass sie fliegen kann” was nominated for the German Short Film Award, among others.

Her graduation film at the dffb and first feature film “Staub auf meinen Herzen” with Susanne Lothar, Michael Kind and Stephanie Stremler in the leading roles was a triple winner at the 30th Munich Film Festival 2012 with the Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino for Best Director, Best Production and Tele5 Award Audience Award.

This was followed by the “First Steps Award 2012, the Prize for the Promotion of Young Artists” from the DEFA Foundation and the international premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in Korea. In 2013, “Staub auf unseren Herzen” celebrated its nationwide theatrical release in Germany and had its television premiere on ARD.

In the same year, Hanna Doose received a grant from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Institut français Germany for a three-month artist-in-residence program in Paris. She shot episodes for the major documentary film projects “24h Berlin“, “24h Jerusalem” (German Television Award 2014 for “Best Multi-part Documentary“) and “24h Europe” by Zero One Film, arte, rbb and BR. In 2018 she directed two episodes of “Löwenzahn” (ZDF / Studio TV). Since 2014, she has been teaching as a lecturer at film schools such as the ifs (International Film School) in Cologne and the dffb in Berlin.

Data on the movie

International title:
Kiss My Wounds
Original title:
Wann kommst Du meine Wunden küssen
Director: Hanna Doose
Screenplay: Hanna Doose
Producer: Marcos Kantis, Martin Lehwald, Dominik Utz, Martin Schwimmer
Cast: Bibiana Beglau, Gina Henkel, Katarina Romana Schröter, Alexander Fehling, Godehard Giese, Isabella Bartdorff, Jonas Smulders, Marc Hosemann, Leni Wesselmann
Cinematography: Markus Zucker
Editing: André Nier
Country: Deutschland
Year of production: 2022
Production companies: Schiwago Film GmbH, Domar Film GmbH, Südwestrundfunk (SWR)
Genres: Drama, Komödie
Lenght: 115 Min
Language: German
Subtiles: English
Aspect Ratio: 1,89:1 (1998×1080 lb189)
Sound: 5:1; Stereo
Rating: FSK 16

 

About Schiwago Film

Schiwago Film GmbH was founded in Berlin in 2000 and is managed by Martin Lehwald and Marcos Kantis. The focus of Schiwago Film GmbH is on TV and cinema productions, with a particular emphasis on supporting young directors and dealing with thematically challenging content. Zhivago celebrated its greatest success in 2012 with the production of “Oh Boy“, which won six Lolas at the 63rd German Film Awards in 2013 (including Best Feature Film in Gold, Best Screenplay and Best Director) and was named Best Newcomer Film at the European Film Awards.

About Domar Film

Dominik Utz and Martin Schwimmer founded Domar Film GmbH during their studies at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, which they both successfully completed in 2017. Based in Eichenau near Munich and Esslingen, they produce feature films, documentaries and commercials that have won numerous national and international awards. They have received the German Business Film Award, among others, and their films have been represented in the competitions of renowned film festivals such as the Berlinale, the Hof International Film Festival and Hot Docs Toronto. For their feature film “Trash Detective“, they were awarded the Producer Prize at the 45th International Sehsüchte Film Festival and were nominated for the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award and the First Steps Award. Their documentary “Stammtisch” received the Baden-Württemberg Film Award in 2018. “Blutige Kohle” was also nominated for the German Documentary Film Award in 2021.

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