Arkadij Khaet / Mickey Paatzsch
ALINA IN WONDERLAND
ALINA IM WUNDERLAND
Germany, 2020., 34’ 30’’
21-year-old Alina is an intern on the set of the scripted reality show ‘Madly in Love’ and prepared for her first day in pleasant anticipation. But her motivation receives a damper when she witnesses the way has-been director Marc treats his team. Under his rule, abuse of power and sexism are everyday occurrences. When Marc resorts to physical and psychological violence against an actor, Alina takes a decision.
Arkadij Khaet and Mickey Paatzsch
The two 28-year-olds met eight years ago during studies of Film at the Media Academy in Cologne. They have been writing screenplays as well as directing together ever since. Their short films were presented at more than 150 film festivals all over the world and won numerous awards, among them the German Human Rights Award 2016 that honors movies which deal with human rights in an extraordinary way. Since their graduation in Cologne, Arkadij has taken up his studies in Direction of Motion Pictures at the film academy in Ludwigsburg, while Mickey has finished his master of philosophy at the University of Cologne.