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“Novemberlights” premiers at Max Ophüls Filmfestival

we are happy to announce to announce that Jürgen Karasek’s new short feature film „Novemberlichter / Novemberlights“ will have its premiere at the Max Ophüls Festival in Saarbrücken in the medium length competition. See the website at:

Manuel is nine years old. His parents are divorced and he mostly lives with his mother. But she prefers to take care of her new boyfriend and also his older sister takes every chance to jump on him. With his father all would be much better, but he is always out of time. One night Manuel misses the last bus and an older stranger offers him to give him a ride – the beginning of a dangerous friendship …

Top image from the left: Filip Antoni Malinowski, Erol Nowak, Markus Urban, Jürgen Karasek, Oliver Hödl

Stille Spannung zeichnet „Novemberlichter“ von Jürgen Karasek aus: Der neunjährige Manuel wird eines Abends von der Mutter zum Ex-Mann abgeschoben und von dem vergessen – so dass Manuel im Auto eines älteren Mannes landet, der ihn wieder zurück bringen will. Äußerlich eine unspektauläre Geschichte, die aber lange nachhallt: Wie sich diese verwundeten und verlorenen Seelen anfreunden, berührt – gerade weil der Film es nicht auf Sentimentalität anlegt. (Saarbrückener Zeitung)

Austria, 2012
script & director: Jürgen Karasek
camera: Roman Chalupnik
editing: Julia Pontiller / Antonia Adelsberger
length: 30min
cast: Stefan Matousch, Markus Urban, Barbara Horvath, Karin Lischka, Erol Nowak
producers: Jürgen Karasek, Filip Antoni Malinowski

Max Öphuls Festival, Jürgen Karasek, Filip Antoni Malinowski

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