Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2016


Directed by Felix Fuchssteiner, Katharina Schöde


Director: Felix Fuchssteiner, Katharina Schöde
Section: Spotlight
Country: Germany
Year: 2014
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Maria Ehrich, Jannis Niewöhner, Peter Simonischek, Josefine Preuß, Katharina Thalbach



Time travel while freshly in love is really not a good idea. At least not for Gwendolyn Shepherd, reluctant time-traveler, who has to undertake mysterious missions in the past with snooty hunk Gideon de Villiers. Her hormonal chaos just makes things worse: When they’re attacked by the dangerous Alliance on their travels and taken prisoner by their nemesis Count St. Germain, their love is sorely tested.

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Felix Fuchssteiner, Katharina Schöde

Felix Fuchssteiner, born 1975, grew up in Germany and the United States. After working as a reporter for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, he enrolled in the directing department of Munich film school HFF, graduating with short film DIE KURVE 2003. He founded production co. mem-film in 1997. His feature film LOSING BALANCE premiered at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2009, winning the German Cinema New Talent Prize for Best Film and Best Actress (Elisa Schlott). His YA romantasy adaptation RUBY RED was released 2013, based on the bestselling novels by Kerstin Gier, followed by SAPPHIRE BLUE in 2014. The third and final installment EMERALD GREEN will premiere at the festival as well.

Katharina Schöde, born 1974, worked as Continuity/Script Assistant on TV and film productions before enrolling at Munich film school HFF. Her screenplay adaptation of play DIE KURVE (2002) for Felix Fuchssteiner’s graduating film was a big success, her own graduating film GEFÜHLTE TEMPERATUR (2005) was screened at numerous festivals. She joined mem-film GmbH 2008 and co-wrote LOSING BALANCE (2009) with Fuchssteiner. Katharina Schöde wrote the screenplay to RUBY RED and co-directed SAPPHIRE BLUE and EMERALD GREEN.


Screenplay: Katharina Schöde
Original Material: Kerstin Gier
Director of Photography: Sonja Rom
Film Editor: Wolfgang Weigl
Composer: Philipp Fabian Kölmel
Production Designer: Ralf Schreck
Costume Design: Alexander Beck
Sound: Magnus Pflüger
Producer: Thomas Blieninger, Philipp Budweg, Felix Fuchssteiner, Hans W. Geißendörfer, Robert Marciniak, Katharina Schöde, Markus Zimmer
Production Company: Tele München Gruppe
Co-Production Company: Lieblingsfilm GmbH, mem-Film, Geißendörfer Film und Fernsehproduktion
World Sales: Tele München Gruppe
Distributor: Concorde Filmverleih GmbH