CHAIN

A German-French-Bulgarian co-production, 2014
With the support of CNC, France Télévisions & nordmedia
22 min. | 1:2.35 | color | Dolby-SR | DCP

Written & Directed by Eicke Bettinga
Produced by Samuel Huang

  • Awarded the Grand Prize : Asiana International Short Film Festival, Seoul
  • Awarded the Engelke Award for Best Short Film
  • Awarded the NISI MASA European Short Pitch Award
  • Nominated for the Robert Bosch Filmprize for International Cooperation

 

“An emotional as well as physical journey, this film is a modern fable that tragically echoes with today’s world.”
– JURY INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION AISFF, November 2015

 

“Ein spannendes, berührendes Drama”
– PFÄLZISCHER MERKUR, January 2015

 

„Girato in ricordo delle migliaia di vittime senza nome ammazzate nel tentativo di attraversare il confine tra l’Europa dell’Est e quella dell’Ovest, il cortometraggio induce a riflettere, attraverso immagini e dialoghi essenziali, sull’assurdità dell’obbedienza e l’ineluttabilità della scelta.”
— RADIO VERONA, ITALY 2016

FESTIVALS

    • 52nd Gijón International Film Festival – in Competition
    • 21st Palm Springs International ShortFest – in Competition
    • 46th Nashville Film Festival, USA – in Competition
    • 36th Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis – in Competition
    • 27th Dresden International Filmfest – in Competition
    • 30th Valencia International Film Festival Cinema Jove – in Competition
    • 26th Trieste International Film Festival – in Competition
    • 21st Regensburg International Short Film Week – in Competition
    • 26th Emden International Filmfest – in Competition
    • 38th Festival du film court de Grenoble – in Competition
    • 31st Interfilm International Short Film Festival, Berlin – in Competition
    • 13th In the Palace International Short Film Festival, Sofia – in Competition
    • 13th Asiana International Short Film Festival – in Competition
    • 17th Landshut International Short Film Festival – in Competition
    • 11th South East European Film Festival Los Angeles – in Competition
    • 18th Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Tokyo – in Competition
    • 22nd Film Festival della Lessinia, Italy – in Competition
    • 13th Human Rights Film Festival, Barcelona/New York/Paris – in Competition
      more tbc.

Produced in collaboration with our co-production partners Sacrebleu Productions (Paris) and Contrast Films (Sofia).

 

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IMDB:
Chain @ IMDB

 

CHAIN – Official Poster