WOOD AND WATER

a film by jonas bak

completed


Synopsis

Anke retires from her job at the church in a small town in the Black Forest. She looks forward to reuniting with her children over the summer holidays by the Baltic Sea, at a place where they used to live as a young family, and where she lived her best years. At the last minute, her son Max is unable to join them because of the pro-democracy protests that are bringing Hong Kong, where he lives, to a standstill. She has been out of touch with him for many years and after an otherwise uneventful summer and facing the void of retirement, she decides to visit him. A mother wants to check in on her children every now and then, but Hong Kong is also her adventure, her escape. She takes up residence in his flat while Max is away on a business trip and cautiously begins to navigate this mysterious new world. Through conversations with strangers, she gradually settles in. A young woman who is sad to leave Hong Kong, Max’s doorman, a psychiatrist, a fortune teller and a social activist. These encounters and her experience of the city help her to break down the inner walls she constructed years ago and make way for a new chapter in her life.



INFO

CAST

Anke Bak

Ricky Yeung

Alexandra Batten

Patrick Lo

Theresa Bak

Susanne Johnssen

Patrick Shum

Lena Ackermann

Edward Chane

Christel Johnssen

Amy Aceituna

Jonas Bak

Wolfgang Ackermann

Rachel Chan

Harry Ha

Tony Poon

Tai Chi Chan C Fu Group

 

SCREENWRITER, DIRECTOR, EDITOR Jonas Bak

PRODUCER Charlotte Lelong

CO-PRODUCER Ulla Lehmann, Andrea Roggon

CINEMATOGRAPHER Alex Grigoras

SOUND Chris Gayne, Jeremie Vernerey, Albert Hung Kin Kong, Isaac Bertulis

CAMERA ASSISTENT Thomas Rowe

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Adriana Praxmarer

GAFFER Hsien Yu Niu

MUSIC “New Space Music” written and performed by BRIAN ENO

courtesy of All Saints Records, © Universal Music Publishing Ltd on behalf of Opal Music

SUPERVISING SOUND DESIGNER & RE-RECORDING MIXER Marian Mentrup

SOUND DESIGNER & DIALOGEDITOR Michele Braga

SOUND DESIGNER Michal Krajczok

FOLEY RECORDIST Sergey Ivanov

CINEMA RE-RECORDING MIXER Jonathan Schorr

LINE PRODUCERS Heyna Wong, Alberto Gerosa, Lorien Stotzel

COLOUR GRADING Alex Grigoras

VISUAL EFFECTS Lukas Gegevicius

HAIR & MAKE-UP Lena Ackermann, Amrei Portella

GRIP Manuel Griesbaum

FIXER Tiger Kao

CATERING Nathalie Portella, Amy Aceituna

DRIVER KK Wong

EDITING CONSULTANT Emre Caglayan

ARTWORK DESIGN Charlotte Louis, Thomas Lelong

TITEL DESIGN Robert Gutmann

ARTWORK Marissa Stoffer

PHOTOS Friedhelm Bak

SHOT ON Kodak Film

FILMDEVELOPMENT & SCANNING Cinelab

TRANSLATION & SUBTITLING Way Film GmbH

FUNDED BY MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg

FESTIVAL PRESENTATION SUPPORTED BY German Films

 

With thanks to

THY LAB, SÜDWESTRUNDFUNK (SWR), MASTER CHRISTIAN ORTH (www.masterarts.training), PROTESTANT CHURCH GUTACH, FANGYING ANG, SOPHIE DUCHARME, WILLI WICHMANN, NEW NORDIC FILMS



festivals

71st Berlinarle 1-5 March / 6-20 June 2021 Berlin, Deutschland


50th New Directors / New Films 28 April-8 May 2021 New York, USA