DIE WELT selected for New Directors/New Films
February 25, 2013
Alex Pitstra’s debut feature Die Welt has been selected for the prestigious New Directors/New Films festival in New York. The festival is one of the most important showcases for emerging filmmakers from all over the world. New Directors/New Films has previously introduced the work of Pedro Almodóvar, Spike Lee, Darren Aronofsky, Wim Wenders, Wong Kar Wai, Christopher Nolan en Michael Haneke and Dutch talents including Esther Rots, Sacha Polak and Sander Burger.
Die Welt is written by Alex Pitstra, Thijs Gloger and Abdallah Rezgui and produced by Alex Pitstra Media. The film had its world premiere at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival and was screened in the Bright Future section of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Die Welt is a moral drama about a society caught in the vacuum between dictatorship and democracy. We follow in the footsteps of a young DVD salesman Abdallah, who is becoming increasingly frustrated by his inability to create a fulfilling existence for himself. He is faced with the choice to stay or leave his country. But is life really better on the other side of the Mediterranean? This feature debut shows contemporary Tunisia with renewed cinematic audacity.
The Argentine/French/Dutch co-production Leones by director Jazmín Lopez is also selected for New Directors/New Films. The Dutch co-producer is Lemming Film.
The 42nd edition of New Directors/New Films takes place March 20 to 31 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York: http://newdirectors.org/
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