Programme

MANOU THE SWIFT (MANOU – FLIEG´ FLINK!) - CANCELLED

Andrea Block, Christian Haas

Germany, 2019 / 88 min / German OV / Animation

CANCELLED

The adventures of an orphaned swift raised by seagulls.

Manou grows up believing he is a seagull like his parents. He strives to swim, fish and fly like them but does not seem very gifted. At the annual summer race, he discovers why: To his great shock he finds out he was adopted as a baby and really is a swift, an arch-enemy of the seagulls. Nevertheless, his family still stands by him, claiming he is just like them. Until one night when Manou fails to guard the colony’s eggs and surrenders one to a pack of rats. The seagulls are outraged and Manou is expelled from home. Utterly disappointed he flies away. Soon, he bumps into other birds, among them Kalifa, a stunning lady swift who teaches him about his true nature. Upon learning that the seagulls are threatened by a big storm and an invasion of rats, Manou decides to act. Committed to save them, he will finally be able to show what he is truly made of, courageous like a seagull and inventive like a swift.

The screenings on 05/03 at 9:00 AM and on 09/03 at 10h00 AM unfortunately had to be cancelled.

Screenings
+6
+6
Cast & Credits
Screenplay 
Andrea Block, Axel Melzener
Sound 
Frank Schreiber
Set 
Alexander Hupperich
Music 
Frank Schreiber, Steffen Wick
Production 
LUXX Film
Distribution 
LUXX Film
Animation 
Thilo Kienle
Biography

Andrea Block and Christian Haas are both graduates from the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg where they specialised in Visual Effects and Animation. In 2006 they founded LUXX Studios as a VFX and animation services provider, as well as LUXX Film that serves as a production company. Manou the Swift (2019) is the first film they co-directed. As VFX supervisors they worked on several other projects together, including Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), White House Down (2013) and Grand Budapest Hotel (2013). They are currently developing their second feature film titled Tafiti.

Filmography
  • Andrea Block
  • 2019 – Manou - Flieg’ flink !
  • 2008 – Regattafieber (documentary short)
  • 2006 – Im Windrausch (documentary)
  • Christian Haas
  • 2019 – Manou - Flieg’ flink !