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SOUL OF A BEAST

FEATURE FILM

DESCRIPTION:

A 17-year-old finds himself in a turbulent conflict between his responsibilities as a father and his youthful yearnings to be free, as well as between friendship and true love. 

Awards: Saarbrücken Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis: Lorenz Merz: Beste Regie 2022, Pablo Caprez: Bester Schauspielnachwuchs 2022, Preis Der Filmkritik - Bester Spielfilm 2022 

Locarno: Locrano Filmfestival: Special Mention Pardo (Concorso internazionale) 2021 (Winner), Ecumenical Prize 2021 (Winner)

Zürich, Swiss Film Award: Best Fiction Film 2022 (Nomination), Best Actor 2022 (Winner) Pablo Caprez, Best Actress 2022 (Nomination) Ella Rumpf, Best Performance in a supporting role 2022 (Nomination) Luna Wedler, Best Film Score 2022 (Winner) Lorenz Merz

 

CREDITS:

A Hesse Film Production in co-production with Milan Film & Lorenz Merz & Swiss Radio und Television SRF and Teleclub

Writer & Director:
Lorenz Merz

Producer:
Simon Hesse

Associate Producer:
Lorenz Merz

Co-Producer
Cyrill Gerber
Julien Wagner

Swiss Distributor and Associate Producer:
Ascot Elite

Supported by:
Federal Office of Culture (FOC) 
Zurich Film Foundation 
Fachausschuss Film und Medienkunst BS/BL
SUISSIMAGE
SRG/SSR
Focal Stage Pool

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