Be For Films, an independent film sales company based in Brussels, has acquired international rights to German filmmaker Michael Fetter Nathansky’s “Every You Every Me,” which has been selected in the Panorama section of the Berlinale.
“Every You Every Me” won two Work-in-Progress Awards, under its previous title “Mannequins,” at the San Sebastian Film Festival.
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The romantic social drama looks at the painful process of falling out of love and the initial magic of falling in love. It poses the question: What if the person you love the most suddenly becomes a stranger in your eyes? Nadine, a dedicated factory worker, tries to revive her relationship by reconnecting with her deepest emotions. But who did she once see in him that she can no longer find?
In a statement, the directors asks: “Do you know the feeling when you look at a strange man and find it bizarre how he talks and what he says and after a while you realize that it’s your own husband?”
“Nadine asks her best friend Ajda this question in the movie. There are always moments in my life that make me freeze inside. In moments like these, I no longer see my nearest and dearest as friends or ‘soul mates,’ but as complete strangers. It’s as if nothing connects us and as if any closeness between us is just an illusion.”
“My biggest fear is that one day these moments will no longer disappear. At the same time, these moments make me wonder how I usually perceive my loved ones. What forms do their warmth, their endurance, their comfort, their tenderness have? What ‘role’ do they play in my life and what roles do I desire and demand of them?”
He adds: “’Every You Every Me’ is a promise to love a person in their entirety, the unbearable burden of having to love more than your own heart is able to. It is an invitation to the audience to ask themselves: Who is every you and every me?”
The film star Aenne Schwarz, Carlo Ljubek, Sara Fazilat, Youness Aabbaz and Naila Schuberth.
The producers for Contando Films are Virginia Martin and Fetter Nathansky, for Studio Zentral they are Lucas Schmidt and Lasse Scharpen, and for Network Movie it is Wolfgang Cimera. The co-production companies are ZDF in Germany and Nephilim Producciones in Spain. The German distributor is Port Au Prince Pictures.
Fetter Nathansky’s short film “Gabi” premiered at the Berlinale in 2017 and won the German Short Film Award. His graduation film “You Tell Me” (2019) won among others the German Acting Award, was nominated for the German Film Critics Award, and was shortlisted for the 2021 German Film Awards.
His short film “Salidas” was shown and awarded internationally, among others in Ann Arbour, Leeds and Espinho, and was nominated for the 2021 German Short Film Award.
Together with director Sophie Linnenbaum, he wrote the screenplay for the feature film “The Ordinaries” (2022), which celebrated its international premiere in Karlovy Vary in 2022 and was shown among others at South by Southwest (SXSW), in Zurich and Tallinn.
He won the Young Filmmakers Award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2017 and is a Berlinale Talents alumnus (2020). In 2018, he co-founded Contando Films with Martin.
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