MVIFF 2019: THE BRA Plus Q&A with Director Veit Helmer!

, | 2019 | 90 mins | | , ,
A Film by Veit Helmer

Friday September 06, 2019

SPECIAL EVENT

$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$10 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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A Film by Veit Helmer

Starring Miki Manojlović, Paz Vega, Chulpan Khamatova, Denis Lavant, Maia Morgenstern

Train driver Nurlan is heading to Baku for the last time before retirement. On its way round the neighborhoods of the city his train snags a blue bra off a washing line. To escape from his lonely existence, Nurlan embarks on the most adventurous journey of his life: to find the owner of this perky piece of underwear. He rents a small room in Baku and begins his quest. With great dedication, Nurlan knocks at every door along the train track. While the women he encounters have their own reasons for letting him into their private worlds, his ‘project’ does not remain unnoticed by their husbands. The more difficult it gets, however, the more creative and determined Nurlan becomes to convince every woman to try on the bra.

DIRECTOR VEIT HELMER WILL JOIN US FOR Q&A AFTER THE FILM

 Writer-director-producer Veit Helmer shot his first film at the age of 14. He studied film directing at HFF Munich. He co-wrote the feature film “A Trick of Light” directed by Wim Wenders, premiered in Venice 1997. His first feature film “Tuvalu” (1999), starring Denis Lavant was released by Buena Vista International. His second feature film “Gate to Heaven“, starring Miki Manojlovic and Udo Kier was released by Prokino/20th  Century Fox. “Absurdistan” (2008) premiered in Sundance. His feature film “Baikonur” (2011) premiered in Pusan and was sold to more then 20 territories. “Fiddlesticks” (2013) is his first kids film, with a main cast of 4 year old children. His latest film “The Bra” stars Miki Manojlovic, Denis Lavant and Paz Vega.

Italian-Azeri-Filmfestival, Azerbaijan – Best International Film
Cinequest, USA - Best Feature Film: Comedy
Avanca FF, Portugal - Best Screenplay, Best Actor
Social World Film Festival, Italy - Best International Film

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