JESUS EGON CHRISTUS // FICTION // 51´ // drama // ARRI Alexa Mini
An evangelical parish in the countryside outside of Berlin. A self-proclaimed priest preaches to the forgotten, the unemployed and the hooked. Addicts who are going cold turkey receive shelter and food at his rundown farm. A newcomer arrives: Egon, a young insomniac and oddball suffering from a chronic psychosis. He has trouble coming to terms with his new home — he doesn’t participate in the daily working routine, he refuses to shower, he can’t sleep. Jesus starts talking to him and gradually distorts his already tenuous grip on reality.
An intimate tale about the loneliness of a psychosis and a group of addicts in rehab.
director Saša & David Vajda // dop Antonia Lange // producer David Vajda // editor Benjamin Mirguet, David & Saša Vajda production company vajda film UG
cast Paul Arambula, Sascha Alexander Geršak, Angelo Martone, Benjamin Stein, Roxanna Stewens, Zora Schemm
funded by Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg & Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM)
festivals *** Berlinale – 71.Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Perspektive Deutsches Kino) *** IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021 *** Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal 2021 *** 23rd Diagonale 2021, Festival of Austrian Cinema *** 48th Durban Film Festival, South Africa *** 17th La Plata International Film Festival, Argentina *** 13th Prishtina International Film Festival (Winner – Best Midlength Film) *** 48th Biberach Film Festival *** 13th Festival Internacional de Cine de Iquique, Chile *** 4th Sundsvall Film Festival, Sweden