HEIKO’S WORLD
Film - New German Cinema

HEIKO’S WORLD

Directed by Dominik Galizia

Info

Director: Dominik Galizia
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2021
PT: HEIKOS WELT
OT: HEIKOS WELT
BT: HEIKOS WELT / EMERGENCY EXIT
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Martin Rohde, Leyla Roy, Heike Hanold-Lynch, Hans-Jürgen Alf
18+

Logline

This cult-worthy piece puts us in the middle of Berlin’s bar scene as a man tries to save his mother.

Heiko’s mother, Belinda, suffers from keratoconus, a rare deformity of the cornea. She is gradually losing her vision and could soon go completely blind if she is not treated. Belinda’s eyesight could be restored with the cornea of a deceased donor, but such a transplant is expensive. For Heiko, this marks the beginning of an odyssey through the Berlin bar scene. In order to raise the money for his mother’s operation, he faces off against the best darts players in the city, at first reluctantly, but then determinedly, euro for euro. His opponents, however, have completely different motives. They draw Heiko into a downward spiral that he could not have conceived of.


You can buy tickets for the screening at the associated cinema City/Atelier Kinos here.

Show calendar

Calendar

  • (only P&I)
    City-Atelier Kinos
  • Sugar Mountain
  • After the film: Q&A with director Dominik Galizia

    City-Atelier Kinos

Meet the director

HEIKO’S WORLD

Dominik Galizia

In 1988, Dominik Galizia was born in Trier, where he spent the first 18 years of his life before moving to Paris to be a stunt coordinator at Disneyland. Film has always been his greatest passion, so in 2010 he moved to Berlin to become a director. At music video production companies, he learned about the creative process of filmmaking and began to realize various short films and music videos. At age 26, he shot his first feature film, FIGAROS WÖLFE, which was financed completely independently. The film premiered at the Fantasy Filmfest in Berlin in September 2017. HEIKOS WELT is his second feature film.

Credits

Screenplay: Dominik Galizia
Director of Photography: Elias C.J. Köhler
Film Editor: Daniel Kundrat
Composer: Fabian Fischer
Production Designer: Phillipp Droste
Costume Design: Tanina Holz
Sound: Ludwig Bestehorn
Sound design: Christoph Stahlhauer, Nico Berthold
Make-up artist: Mandy
Producer: Dominik Galizia
Production Company: Mutter & Vater Productions GmbH, ASP GmbH
Executive producer: Alexander Schoeller

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