We did it! Our film The Best of All Worlds was presented to the public for the first time as part of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino at the 67th Berlinale.
The premiere took place on 11 February 2017, with two sold-out screenings following on Sunday. The press screening had generated great applause, and at the premiere there was not a dry eye in the house; the standing ovations clearly showed that the audience liked our film.
Adrian Goiginger’s story is touching and gives hope at the same time. We (the whole team present) were completely overwhelmed by the many positive reactions. It was an incredible event, and we’d like to thank all those who took part.
After such an exciting weekend the question was how the critics and the media in general would react to The Best of All Worlds. Here are a few of the highlights:
The highlights of the Berlinale: our Berlinale favourites
Most of the time the windows are draped with cloth. It is often unclear whether it is day or night in Adrian Goiginger’s remarkable debut The Best of All Worlds (Perspektive Deutsches Kino). Continue reading
Such a truthful and truly moving film is rare. Adrian Goiginger has produced a masterpiece. Read the entire detailed report.
The Best of All Worlds is a big hit and offers great hopes for Adrian Goiginger’s future. Continue reading
Director and screenwriter Adrian Goiginger is a student at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. With this movie, shown as part of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino, the 25-year old from Salzburg provided impressive evidence of his skills. The actors, with their authentic and intense performances, are outstanding, in particular the eight-year old Jeremy Miliker. Continue reading
A drama which gives hope. If applause were the only indicator at this Berlinale, Adrian Goiginger and his movie The Best of All Worlds would have already won. Continue reading
“With The Best of All Worlds he has succeeded in making a moving, stirring, shocking and shockingly truthful movie, which is touching, but never drifts off into kitsch”. Continue reading
“Goiginger tells us the story of his gruelling childhood with his heroin-addict mother; definitely not an easy topic but one in which he has depicted emotional situations with a surprisingly sure touch, turning them into a moving study of threatened intimacy.” Continue reading
People came up to us on the street, Verena Altenberger could hardly go out unrecognised, Jeremy Miliker was labelled the “best-dressed man at the Berlinale”, and Adrian Goiginger is everybody’s darling anyway because of his charmingly open and direct ways.
It was lovely having the whole team gathered together, including Jeremy Miliker, Verena Altenberger, Lukas Miko, Michael Pink, Yoshi Heimrath, Paul Sprinz, Peter Wildling, and many more who made this success possible. The mood at the premiere party was correspondingly cheerful.
Apropos Michael Pink, he composed the tune for the credits and this was also very well received. We are now preparing a music video for die song “Fia di” (for you) and are very much looking forward to presenting it separately.
Best Movie in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino category
On Friday we were delighted to receive the €5,000 Compass Award for the director of the best movie in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino category. This prize is understood as a compass in the sense of pointing to new directions. The jury’s reasoning for awarding the prize was:
“The movie is touching with its outstanding and sensitively directed cast. Its unpretentious creative composition gets under the skin but with no hint of kitsch, and without being voyeuristic.”
We say ‘thank you’, and are very proud of this award!
Film release date
Naturally, we are being asked many questions, above all when the film will be shown in cinemas. We are currently negotiating with different distributors and will soon be able to present a schedule.
Until then you are invited to register on our email list register on our email list, so that we can notify you of the film start.
The film will also be submitted to different film festivals in Austria and abroad. We will of course keep you updated, also via our Facebook page.
Jury Nomination GWFF Prize Best First Feature Award
Although we weren’t in the main competition for a Bear, we were nominated for the Best First Feature Award. In the end the prize went to our Spanish colleagues, and we send them our congratulations! Just being able to be there, and being nominated, is already a sign of appreciation and this makes us proud and happy. And we enjoyed being on the red carpet!
One of the highlights of our week at the Berlinale was the visit of the Austrian film team to the Austrian embassy, as well as the many opportunities to talk to colleagues in the business. As a largely Austrian movie, we are happy for Georg Friedrich and congratulate him on having won the Silver Bear for Best Actor.
This film was under development for several years until finally last year (2016) financing was secured and shooting could start. And now we are at the 67th International Film Festival in Berlin, celebrating the premiere in Germany! We drink to this!