23rd Junior Film Fleadh  Wednesday 8th - Saturday 11th, November 2017

At Eye Level
(Auf Augenhöhe)

Germany / 2016 / Family Comedy / Drama / 90 mins / 13+
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Director Evi Goldbrunner, Joachim Dollhopf
Cast Luis Vorbach, Jordan Prentice, Mira Bartuschek, Anica Dobra

German with English subtitles.

Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland.

11 year old Michi lives in a children’s home, fighting to win the respect of the other kids, till the day he finds his real dad, Tom – who happens to be a dwarf, even shorter than Michi is and the opposite of his idea of manliness and strength. When the kids find out, Michi’s life becomes hell and he flees. With nowhere to go, he moves in with Tom, who is new to this fatherhood thing, while Michi tries to hide his embarrassment and shame from his fellow school kids. This forces Tom, who had coped well till now, to confront his handicap head on. As time passes, they discover they have more in common than other sons and fathers, until their relationship is put to the test.

Key Study Areas German Language – Junior Cycle/Coming of Age/Disability issues

Available for school screenings October – December 2017

  • Film is made available with study guide – see bottom of the page for booking enquires

Winner of numerous international awards including German Film Critics’ Award 2017 (Best Children’s Film of the Year)

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