Ostermann’s debut film and winner of the 2014 “Friedenspreis des deutschen Films”, this portrait of the odyssey undertaken by Hans (Liam) as he struggles through post-WWII occupational and partisan brutalities on his way to Lithuania searching for his younger brother should be seen twice: once to appreciate the artistic mastery of a largely ‘voiceless’ screenplay and soberly stunning cinematography. And again: as a filter for the millions of children’s voices currently undergoing something similar – in reality.
Wolfskinder | Directed by Rick Ostermann (Germany 2013) with Levin Liam, Helena Phil, Vivien Ciskowski. Starts August 28
Originally published in issue #130, September 2014.