King of Ravens
by Piotr J. Lewandowski
Germany 2020, 104'
In the middle of the urban jungle, Darko, a young and handsome undocumented immigrant meets Alina, a mysterious woman who leads a steady life in Germany. Despite social and cultural differences, they share an immediate erotic connection. They start a passionate affair and very soon Darko finds himself absorbed in magnetic attraction.
Cast & Crew
Malik Blumenthal, Antje Traue, Karim Günes, Mert Dincer, Danuta Stenka
Production company: Riva Filmproduktion GmbH
Hof IFF 2020
Ischia FF 2021
Piotr J. Lewandowski
Since 1996, Lewandowski has been occupied with painting and art, while also making experimental animated and other short films. After receiving awards for his short films "Heavy Pregnant" and "Papa," he co-directed a feature length film with Carsten Strauch, entitled "Die Aufschneider" ("Butchers"). In 2006 he made a short film "Janek" (“Johnny”) with Polish actors Danuta Stenka, Zbigniew Zamachowski and Borys Szyc. After gathering many awards in Germany, “Janek” received a director’s nomination for Best Story and awards for Best Actors (Danuta Stenka and Paul Merkle) at the ”Grand OFF -‐ World Independent Film Awards” Film Festival in Warsaw in 2009. His next film, the roughly thirty minute long "Fliegen" ("Flies"), was part of the official program of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2009. In 2011-‐2012, Mr. Lewandowski, again with Carsten Strauch, made a TV-‐series "Götter wie wir" (“God R Us”), which garnered the German TV-‐award for the best TV-‐series. In 2013, Mr. Lewandowski received a Hessen Film and Cinema Screenplay Award for "Jonathan." In 2014, a nomination for Thomas Strittmatter Award followed, as well as an Emder Screenplay Award at the International Film Festival Emden-‐Norderney, Lower Saxony, Germany, granted by Grimme Preis Jury.