Germania is the story of a Volga-German family’s last day in their village in Entre Ríos. The Mother and her two teenage children, Lucas and Brenda, go into an intimate mourning, waiting for goodbye. But the reasons of their leaving the village are mysterious. Their farm has been devastated by a plague, and the villagers -who blame it on divine punishment- try and avoid being too close to them.
14º BAFICI / SPECIAL JURY AWARD /FEISAL AWARD
HAMBURG FF / BEST FIRST FEATURE
FRESH FILM FEST PRAGUE / SPECIAL JURY AWARD
PUNTA DEL ESTE / BEST FILM and BEST DIRECTOR
Mother: Margarita Greifenstein
Brenda: Brenda Krütli
Lucas: Lucas Schell
Director: Maximiliano Schonfeld
Script: Maximiliano Schonfeld / Rafael Cardelli
Producers: Fernando Brom / Bárbara Francisco / Maximiliano Schonfeld
Executive Producers: Bárbara Francisco / Fernando Brom
Photography: Soledad Rodriguez
Edition: Anita Remón
Sound: Manuel de Andrés
Music: Jackson Souvenirs
Art: Laura Gamberg
Stylist: Cecilia Jacob
First AD: Eduardo Crespo
Focus Puller: Federico Lastra
Shooting Sound: Nahuel Palenque
Production Assistant: Gabriel Zaragoza
Maximiliano Schonfeld was born in 1982, in Crespo, Entre Ríos (Argentina).
He has written and directed “GERMANIA”, his first feature film. The film won the Jury’s Special Award, the Feisal Award at 14º BAFICI´s International Competition, the Jury’s Special Award at Fresh Film Prague, Best First Feature film at Hamburg Film Festival, Best Film and Best Director at Punta del Este Festival. Selected at Chicago Film Festival, the Göteborg Film Festival and the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, among others.
Currently, Schonfeld is working on his second feature project “THE BLACK FROST” (La Helada Negra) presented at BAL (Bafici), awarded with the Arté Award for Development, and also recently selected at Jerusalem Film Lab.
Additionally, Schonfeld is directing his middle length feature AUSTER with Estonian director Kadri Köusaar for the CPH:DOX program, held by the Copenhagen Film Festival.
Previously, Schonfeld had written and directed two TV series: “ANDER EGG” and “EL LOBO” winners of the INCAA TV contest. He has also directed three short films: ESNORQUEL, ENTRELUCES, INVERNARIO.