Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2021


Directed by Tim Fehlbaum


Director: Tim Fehlbaum
Section: Spotlight
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Year: 2020
Language: English
Version: Original version with German subtitles
Cast: Nora Arnezeder, Iain Glen, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Sope Dirisu, Sebastian Roché


A compelling vision of the future set to impressive imagery, acting, and set design.

In the not-too-distant future, Earth has become uninhabitable. Members of the ruling elite have fled and colonized the planet Kepler 209, but have found that the atmosphere is making them infertile. A small group is to leave the planet and determine whether life on Earth is possible again. The Ulysses II sets out on its mission, but the capsule loses control when it enters the Earth’s atmosphere. Astronaut Blake is the only one to survive the landing, but she discovers that she’s not alone on Earth. A fight for survival begins. Blake must choose a side and make decisions that will determine the fate of all mankind.

You can buy tickets for the screening at the associated cinema ASTOR Filmlounge im ARRI here.

Meet the director


Tim Fehlbaum

Tim Fehlbaum, born in Basel in 1982, is a graduate of the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). During his studies, Fehlbaum directed numerous music videos and did cinematography work on the side. His short thriller FÜR JULIAN, made during this time, received the 13th Street Shocking Short Award in 2004. In 2011, his first feature film, HELL, had its world premiere at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, where it received the German Cinema New Talent Award. The film was also nominated for the Swiss Film Award in the categories of best feature film and best screenplay as well as for the German Film Award in six categories. For his latest feature film, TIDES, Tim Fehlbaum worked with Roland Emmerich as executive producer, as he did for HELL.


Screenplay: Mariko Minoguchi, Tim Fehlbaum
Director of Photography: Markus Förderer
Film Editor: Andreas Menn
Composer: Lorenz Dangel
Production Designer: Julian R. Wagner
Costume Design: Leonie Zykan
Sound: Hugo Poletti
Sound design: Lars Ginzel, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler
Casting director: Leo Davis, Lissy Holm, Ulrike Müller, Corinna Glaus
Producer: Thomas Wöbke, Philipp Trauer, Ruth Waldburger, Tim Fehlbaum, Constanze Guttmann (Produzentin Constantin Film)
Production Company: BerghausWöbke Filmproduktion GmbH, Vega Film AG
Executive producer: Roland Emmerich, Martin Moszkowicz, Christoph Müller, Christoph Fisser, Henning Molfenter, Charlie Woebcken
Co-Production Company: Constantin Film Produktion GmbH, Studio Babelsberg
World Sales: Mister Smith Entertainment
Distributor: Constantin Film