Find of the month:
The documentary WE NEED HOBBIES (54 Min., Germany 2004, written and directed by Matthias Luthardt) about hobby amateur filmmakers and their own programs for the local Public TV.
“This filmmaker found a fascinating story on his own doorstep. He also takes a compassionate approach to his subjects, he is full of respect for these everyday people in the suburbs. It is a well told story, funny, compassionate, and it is about TV. People making their own TV programs is really what documentary making is all about – telling their own stories.“ (Eric Gandini)
Nominated for the Silver Wolf Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2004. Click here to watch the film (with English subtitles).
FRENCH EXIT is the web presence of German filmmaker Matthias Luthardt.
Here you will find all information about his films, workshops and other projects.
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg is supporting the script development of our German-French miniseries “Baby alone” (produced by Akzente Film, in coproduction with French Exit), written by Judith Angerbauer and Matthias Luthardt.
We are delighted!
Now on youtube: our music video JE TE QUITTE!
Vocals: Odine Johne
Piano: Torsten Knoll
Lyrics: based on a poem by Ludovic Bablon, Odine Johne
Director and Editor: Matthias Luthardt
DoP and VFX: Alexander Sellschopp
Sound Design: Nick Buckton
Original Sound: Jean-Baptiste Moussarie
Actors: Maxwell Thomas Currie, Odine Johne, Torsten Knoll, Mathew Muldoon
On the occasion of the Berlin Film Festival ARTE will broadcast, from Februar 17th on, the documentary series CineKino about European cinema. The episodes will be accessible online for three more weeks after the broadcast. More information here:
On Whit Monday, June 6th, the BR (Bavarian broadcasting) will show the documentary “24h Bavaria” “24h Bayern”, a real-time-documentary shot on June 6th in 2016, with 100 small crews. After “24h Jerusalem” and “24h Berlin”, I was again part of this adventure. My protagonist is Christian Pongartz, a drug squad officer working and living on the German-Czech-border.
CINEKINO on Arte (German and French version):
21:45-22:10 CineKino Frankreich (directed by Laurent Heynemann)
22:10-22:40 CineKino Belgien (directed by Matthias Luthardt)
21:45-22:10 CineKino Deutschland (directed by Matthias Luthardt)
22:10-22:40 CineKino Italien (directed by Laurent Heynemann)
…and online available on Arte+7!
Happy and healthy 2017 to all of you!
Matthias Luthardt is currently working on “CineKino”, a documentary series about European cinema (10 episodes, 26 minutes each), produced by ZeroOne, Berlin and Idéale Audience, Paris. Episode 1 is portraying German cinema, episode 2 Belgian cinema. On Arte in March 2017.