JONATHAN

JONATHAN

by Piotr J. Lewandowski


Germany 2016, 99 min.


Production: Kordes & Kordes Films


With: Jannis Niewöhner, Julia Koschitz, André M. Hennicke, Thomas Sarbacher, Barbara Auer



Can a young man on the brink of adulthood accept his family's troubled past?


Jonathan’s responsibilities belie his age, for at 23, his days begin and end with caring for his ailing father, Burghardt, and running the family farm with his aunt, Martha. As time goes by and Burghardt’s condition deteriorates, Martha hires Anka, a nurse who helps take care of him, and with whom Jonathan falls in love. While their relationship flourishes, Burghardt’s emotional distance to his family reveals a devastating secret, one which will come to light with the arrival of Burghardt’s old friend Ron. Having learned the truth, can Jonathan forgive his father?



Festivals

World Premiere: Berlinale Panorama 2016

Lichter FF 2016

International Premiere: PKO OFF CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema 2016

North American Premiere: Inside Out Toronto LGBT FF 2016

Emden FF 2016

US Premiere: Frameline 2016

Damn These Heels LGBT FF 2016

Nordic Premiere: Oslo/Fusion IFF 2016

Austin GLIFF 2016

Australian Premiere: Perth Queer FF 2016

Reeling Chicago LGBT IFF 2016

UK Premiere: Raindance FF 2016

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBT FF 2016

Out on Film Atlanta GLFF 2016

Danish Premiere: MIX Copenhagen FF 2016

KineNova IFF Skopje 2016

Winston-Salem OUT at the Movies International LGBT FF 2016

Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT FF 2016

Fort Lauderdale LGBT FF 2016

Southwest GLFF New Mexico 2016

ImageOut Rochester GLFF 2016

Polish FF Los Angeles 2016

Belgian Premiere: Gent FF 2016

Asian Premiere: QCinema IFF 2016

Regiofun FF 2016

Korean Premiere: Seoul Pride FF 2016
German Films Week, Poland 2016

GFEST - Gaywise FESTival London 2016

Latin American Premiere: Mix Brasil FF 2016

Holebi FF 2016

Spanish Premiere: AndaLesGai FF 2016

Italian Premiere: Rome Independent FF 2016

Cinergia FF 2016



Awards


Jury Award for First Feature - Frameline 2016

Audience Award - Festival of German Films, Ludwigshafen 2016

Audience Award - Damn These Heels LGBT FF 2016

Best Men‘s Feature - Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT FF 2016

Audience Award for Men‘s Feature - Out on Film Atlanta LGBT FF 2016

Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature - ImageOut: Rochester LGBT FF 2016

Gold Award in the Features-Cinema Category (Jeremy Rouse) - Australian Cinematographers Society 2016

Special Mention for Originality - Image+Nation FF 2016