Pizza Amore

 

 

Synopsis


One night Hannes wanders through the empty streets of the city. His girl friend has abandoned him for another and now he has no way home. A pizza delivery service gives him an unusual idea. He orders the cheapest pizza available delivered to his home and rides along in the delivery van. But he has no idea where this trip will take him...


Technical spects
Duration: 15 min
Original format: 16mm
Sound: Stereo und 5.1
Aspect ratio: 1:1,37
 

Director's Comments

"Pizza Amore" deals with getting over the pain of separation and self pity. The protagonist, Hannes, is left by his ex-girl friend for another. During his odyssey through the lonely, nocturnal city, Hannes slowly overcomes his self pity and is capable of standing up to his ex-girl friend during a further, unintended confrontation.
I think many people can identify with the humiliation of the protagonist at the beginning of the movie. Perhaps it is the airiness of the movie and the minor victory of the antihero, that made this movie such a success with the public.


Publications
"Pizza Amore“ was shown at numerous festivals, where it was awarded prizes primarily by the public. This short was also presented at international festivals such as the European-Asian Film Festival in Washington. During the Summer of 2008 Pizza Amore was broadcast a number of times by Bavarian Public Television.



oder DVD here! (2 part DVD with "London is at the north pole")

Awards
1. Audience award Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival 2006, Germany
1. Audience award Shnit Kurzfilmnächte Bern 2006, Switzerland
The title "Outstanding" by the German Movie Rating Board
1. Prize Kufife Kurzfilmfestival 2006, Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart, Germany
1. Prize CrankCookie Kurzfilmtage Passau 2006, Germany
1. Prize Short Shorts Berlin, Dezember 2006, Germany
1. Audience award La.Meko Filmfestival Landau 2005, Germany
1. Audience Award and 3. jury award Kurzfilmtage Lörrach 2005, Germany
1. Audience award short film festival Heinrich-Heine university Düsseldorf 2005, Germany
Commendatory mention by the film industry - Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2005, Germany
2. Audience award Shorts at Moonlight winter edition, Frankfurt 2007, Germany
2. Prize Contravision short film festival Berlin 2005, Germany

Crew
Director: Achim Wendel
Script and editing: Christian Krämer
Producer: Julia von Rockenthien
Kamera operators: Katrin Blödt, Claudia Mattes
Gaffer: Alexander Griesser
Production design: Katja Mohren, Christian Krämer
Sound: Tobias von Brockdorff
Score: Peter Gromer

Cast
Ygal Gleim, Irena-Heliana Jandris, Jessica Franz, Björn Gödde, Irina Platon, Thomas Garatwa, Karl-Heinz Konrad

 

Press reviews

 

"... This movie filmed on location in Stuttgart depicts how a young man is abandoned by his girl friend only to experience an absurd and comical, new amorous adventure with a pizza delivery girl. In spite of the short length of the film, the director succeeds in awaking a feeling of epic duration; moreover the brilliant, flowing, dramatic elegiac music imparts an imperative suggestivity to the images."

From an article in "Die Anmut einer Stuttgarter Romanze", Stuttgarter Nachrichten

 

"... "Pizza Amore" is an eccentric, humorous short, relating grand emotions with minor gestures. A charming story from real life – one that any of us could experience. With a great deal of empathy and effortlessness Director Achim Wendel depicts the experiences of an abandoned man, who, as a pizza boy against his will, survives an odyssey through an insane night and learns persistence. The acting and film editing deserve particular distinction."

Laudatio der Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2005

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