The 55th Hof International Film Festival is over but continues in the cinema:
The documentary film NARREN by Wiltrud Baier and Sigrun Köhler opens appropriately on 11 November 2021 (world premiere at the 53rd Hof International Film Festival). The film takes us to Rottweil. There, everyone wants to take part in the famous carnival parade, the Narrensprung. Despite the fact that the costumes are expensive, the wooden masks uncomfortable and the rules very strict. Can Swabian language tests and video surveillance help save the famous Rottweiler Fasnacht from the onslaught of out-of-town fools? Jester Christoph has his doubts. But under no circumstances are women allowed to dress up as horses. This promises to be a humorous start to the carnival season.
For A HANDFUL OF WATER by Jakob Zapf we’re also going to the cinema from 11 November 2021 (world premiere at the 54th Hof International Film Festival). The gnarled and traumatized 85-year-old Konrad (Jürgen Prochnow) begins an unlikely friendship with a 10-year-old refugee child (Milena Pribak), who saves his life and confronts him with one last great task. "With the work A HANDFUL OF WATER with Jürgen Prochnow, the 37-year-old (Jakob Zapf) has succeeded in realizing a story transferred to the current situation à la LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY." (Augsburger Allgemeine) Wonderful cinema with even more wonderful actors.