Lichtes Meer

Radiant Sea

Marek starts as a trainee on a container ship. It’s 197 meters long, 30 meters wide, and bound for Martinique. Full of anticipation, he leaves his parents’ farm in Western Pomerania and goes on board at Saint-Nazaire. Marek wants to find freedom and falls in love with the enigmatic sailor Jean. Will it just be a fling or will it last forever? Does Jean actually have a lover in every port? On his trip across the Atlantic, Marek may not actually become a sailor, but he does grow up. A romantic coming-of-age trip over the Atlantic and a maritime boy’s dream about love under the conditions of modern cargo shipping.

Director's Biography
Stefan Butzmühlen was born in 1982 in Germany. He studied Acting at the Vienna Konservatorium and Directing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. Butzmühlen participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2011. His graduation film SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS premiered at the Berlinale Forum and was shown internationally. RADIANT SEA is Butzmühlen’s second feature film. // Films (selection): NACH KLARA (2010, short), SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS (co-directed by Cristina Diz, 2012), REKONSTRUKTION (2013, short), LICHTES MEER (Radiant Sea, 2014)
Competition Fiction 2015
Stefan Butzmühlen
Germany 2015
79 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Stefan Butzmühlen, Jan Künemund
Cinematography Jonas Schmager
Editing Cristina Diz
Sound/Sounddesign Jonathan Schorr
Music Fabrizio Tentoni
With Martin Sznu, Jules Sagot
Producer(s) Björn Koll (Salzgeber & Co.)
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