Match Me!

Sarah, a Viennese woman in her mid-twenties, turns to her spiritual yoga community for help finding a “man for life”, while Johanna from Munich attends an Irish matchmaking festival in the hope of finally being able to break out of her relationship patterns. Sampsa, a Finn in his mid-thirties, takes part in an arts-community dating project in Helsinki called the Lover’s Matchmaking Agency, which provides a platform for unusual dates and aims to prove that any person at any time can be the one. Sarah’s life changes radically after she accepts Jonas, the “suggestion” of her yoga group, and moves to Lithuania to be with him. While Sampsa takes the game very seriously and experiences real emotions, Johanna throws herself into her work after a less than successful dating experience in Ireland.

Director's Biography
Lia Jaspers, geboren 1977 in München, studierte Dokumentarfilm und Fernsehpublizistik an der Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film in München. // Filme (Auswahl): FARBKRAFT (1997, short), RAUSCHEN (1998, short), MASAMI (2002, short), TAR DAKAR (2005, doc), RIOS REFERENDUM (2006, doc), HEINZ HÖLSCHER (2007, doc) YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY (2012, doc), MATCH ME! (2014, doc). Sonja Kulkarni ist eine oberösterreichische Filmproduzentin aus Wels. Sie studierte an der Filmakademie Wien. Kulkarni ist die Ko-Autorin und Produzentin von MATCH ME!
Local Artists 2015
Lia Jaspers
Germany 2014
95 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Lia Jaspers, Sonja Kulkarni
Cinematography Tim P. Kuhn, Christoph Lemmen, Oliver Portmann, Sebastian Bäumler
Editing Nina Ergang
Sound/Sounddesign Udo Steinhauser, Gerhard Auer
Music Raphael Kempermann, Heiko Strömann
Producer(s) Sonja Kulkarni (Evolution Film) Koproduktion / Co-Production BR (DE), ARTE (DE), Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (DE)
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