Love Steaks

Audience Award Pluk de Nacht Film Festival, The Netherlands

Sunday - 11/08/2015
1:00 PM - Kvarteret 
Sound Supervisor Julius Middendorff will be attending the screening
Fiction / LOVE STEAKS / Germany / 2013 / Language: German / Subtitles: English / 89 Min.
Director: Jakob Lass
Writer: Jakob Lass, Ines Schiller, Timon Schäppi, Nico Woche
Producer: Ines Schiller, Golo Schultz, Marc Oliver Dreher, Martin Ludwig
Cinematographer: Timon Schäppi
Editor: Gesa Jäger
Sound: Julius Middendorff
Music: Golo Schultz

Clemens works as a masseur, Lara as a cook, but their clientele is the same: the guests of a luxury hotel at the German Baltic Sea. As sparks begin to fly between the two, his sensitivity clashes with her fiery temperament.
LOVE STEAKS is the first film of a new film- making movement called Fogma, as director Jakob Lass declared with a clear wink to the Danish Dogme 95 manifesto. It combines improvisation in scenes with a planned overall narrative structure and introduces two professional actors into an actual hotel environment, with the establishment’s real personnel in all the supporting roles.
This combination of planning and reliance on experience on the one hand and provoked spontaneity on the other infuses the entire project with a remarkable energy that suggests anything could happen while ensuring the entire enterprise doesn’t derail.
Raw, awkward and hilariously funny!