28.01.2022 – 08:30
KiKA – The children’s channel ARD/ZDF
The cinema production “Dreams are like wild tigers” (KiKA/rbb/NDR) was made in Halle, Leipzig, Weimar and Berlin. The film material was developed and funded as part of the “The Special Children’s Film” initiative, which has existed since 2013. KiKA is the supervising partner and leader of the co-production.
Well-told stories for children with depth and relevance – this is what the initiative “The Special Children’s Film” is all about, in which KiKA and 26 other partners from all areas of the film and television industry are represented and is committed to this production also dealt more with questions of representation. The culture clash comedy focuses on arriving in a new culture and thus brings more diversity to German cinema. It tells of the realization of longings and shows new perspectives with believable characters who develop and gain strength within the story.
“‘Dreams are like wild tigers’ is the prelude to three new productions that the initiative is bringing to this cinema year. The original material is characterized by a broad spectrum of diversity: They tell of strong girls and boys, of town and country, of different people Living environments and worlds of experience. I am particularly pleased that we can also show and promote the strength of the cultural and creative industries in Central Germany with the production in Halle, Leipzig and Weimar, among other places,” says the initiator of the initiative, MDR director Prof. Dr. Carol Will. dr Astrid Plenk, KiKA Program Manager: “In our anniversary year we are already showing ‘Madison – Unbraked Girl Power’, which we realized together with MDR, and ‘Into The Beat – Dein Herz tanzt’, in which ZDF is our partner. 2023 will provide then ‘Dreams are like wild tigers’ on the LOLLYWOOD square and in the KiKA player for the best family entertainment. We are really proud to be able to offer these special and enriching productions to our young audience.”
“Dreams are like wild tigers” tells the story of twelve-year-old Ranji Ram, who moves from Mumbai to Berlin with his family. This seems to be the end of his dream of becoming a Bollywood star. Everyday life in Germany cannot be compared to the colorful and energetic high-gloss videos that Ranji dreams about. And the other children torpedo Ranji’s efforts to record a casting video for a Bollywood film after all. The gruff Toni is pursuing a dream of her own: she saves every euro that she does not always earn legally, for a reconciliation trip for her separated parents. The two different children make life difficult for each other. Only late do they realize that they are made for each other and that they complement each other perfectly.
“Dreams are like wild tigers” is a production of NFP media rights GmbH & Co. KG (producers: Alexander Thies, Clemens Schaeffer) in co-production with KiKA, rbb and NDR. The film is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), the Central German Media Fund (MDM), the German Film Fund (FFA/DFFF) and the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (MBB) as part of the “The Special Children’s Film” initiative. . Lars Montag directs. Stefan Pfäffle is responsible for editing at KiKA, while Anja Hagemeier and Ole Kampovski are responsible for rbb and NDR. The two young actors Shan Robitzky (Ranji) and Annlis Krischke (Toni) are in the main roles in front of the camera. Herbert Knaup (“Hanne” 2019), Adriana Altaras (“The Perfect Secret” 2019), Murali Perumal (“Charlie’s Angels” 2019), Irshad Panjatan (“Manitu’s Shoe” 2001), Bruce Darnell and Bollywood star Terence Lewis.
Registration for the preview on February 2nd in Halle (Saale)
A preview will take place in Halle (Saale) on February 2, 4:30 p.m. in the CinemaxX. Director Lars Montag and producer Clemens Schäffer welcome the guests. The film discussion that follows will be moderated by KiKA presenter Clarissa Corrêa da Silva. Online registration is via Wild Bunch Germany GmbH (rental), contact person is Götz Gerlach.
The current pandemic protection rules apply to the event.
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