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SUMMER KNOWS - still #1


NY Premiere

Director: Jan Seemann

Germany, 2011, 11 min

Shooting Format:HDCAM

Festival Year:2011

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:Sven Gielnik, Jérémy Kapone, Valeria Schneider

Crew:Producers: Jan Seemann - Screenwriters: Jan Seemann - Cinematographer: Andrés Marder - Editor: Jonas Heicks - Composer: Achim Sondermann, Sascha Poloczek


An accidental encounter between a young man and a couple turns into a game of light and shadow.

About the director

Jan Seemann grew up in Saarbrücken, Germany. After studying literature and history, he worked as a movie journalist for German television (PBS) and hosted a political radio talk show. Over the past years, Jan Seemann has written and directed several short films and documentaries. In 2011 he produced and directed "Summer knows", for which he could unite a cast of French and German actors. Jan Seemann lives in Köln, Germany and is currently developing his first feature film.


Filmmaker's note

With 'Summer knows' I wanted to explore the idea of how easily an attraction can turn into repulsion and vice versa.

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