A small airport in Mecklenburg and a Chinese investor with a great vision. Provincial farce and intelligent culture clash comedy between Parchim and Beijing.

Director: Stefan Eberlein

Co-Director und Camera: Manuel Fenn

Production Company: Lemme Film GmbH in co-production with NDR

Funded by: BKM/ Hamburger Filmförderung/Nordmedia/ Filmförderung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

We are happy to announce that our film is pre - selected for the German Film Award!

„Parchim International“ receives the Metropolis Award for best Documentary 2016

HOMEPAGE: www.parchim-international.de


Documentary 90min

They sing about homesickness, love, war and forgiveness. The voices pertain to drug dealers, thefts or murderers jailed in one of the about thousand Russian prisons or penal camps. They all dream about becoming part of the song contest “Kalina Krasnaya“ (English: Red Elderberry). Each of the approximately 700,000 Russian prisoners has the opportunity to participate.

For Natalia Abashkina, director of the show and soul of the programme, working with the prisoners is a vocation. Tirelessly she travels through the country looking for talents and caring about her fosterlings. Stefan Eberlein accompanied her. His film provides insights into a paralell world. The life stories of the protagonists not only reveal personal fates but also reflect the social reality of a state still characterized by arbitrariness and brutality. A Tale of Singers and Murderers also demonstrates that even in the harsh reality of nowadays Russia it is possible to act deeply human and solidarily- and reveals the unique power music can unfold.

Director: Stefan Eberlein

in co-production with SWR/WDR funded by FFF, MFG

HOMEPAGE: www.singers-and-murderers.com

We are proud to announce, that our film will be presented at the following festivals:

DOK.fest Munich in the International Competition

Premiere:     Thursday, May 4th at 7:30pm at the ARRI Movie Theatre (Türkenstr. 91)

                      Friday, May 5th at 9pm at the HFF Movie Theatre (Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1)

                      Wednesday, May 10th at 9pm at the Atelier Movie Theatre (Sonnenstr. 12)

                      Friday, May 12th at 2pm at the HFF Movie Theatre (Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1)

Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the German Competition

                      Friday, May 5th at 10pm

                      Saturday, May 6th at 7:45pm

57th Krakow Film Festival, Mai 28th - July 4th, in the section Focus on Germany


Documentary  90min


Between propaganda and protest

The youth of Russia is sitting between two chairs. They have grown up with Putin, but they have begun to look at their future with different eyes.

Director: Manuel Fenn

on behalf of ZDF Info - 43min