Der Fährmann und seine Frau
The Ferryman and his Wife

film type documentary film Production Country Germany production year 2015 runtime 36'36 colour
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Dolby SR languages Deutsch Subtitles Englisch

Far out in the northern countryside of Germany lives a ferryman and his wife on their farm at the river Elde. For 70 years Günther Link has ferried people over the river with his small boat, as did his grandfather. The film humorously reveals the relationship of this unlike couple. Yet they are as thick as thieves.

Official Trailer:

director Johanna Huth Besetzung / Cast Günther Link, Martha Link Schnitt / Editing Johanna Huth Produktion / Production Johanna Huth, Julia Gechter Drehbuch / Script Johanna Huth Tongestaltung / Sound Design Johanna Huth, Julia Gechter Bildgestaltung / DOP Julia Gechter, Miriam Tröscher
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2015 Nordische Filmtage Lübeck, Germany (Cine Star Short Film Award)
2015 Achtung Berlin Filmfestival, Germany (Nominated for Best Mid Length Film)
2015 filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schwerin, Germany
2015 Wathann Film Fest, Yangon, Myanmar
2015 Deutsch-Russische Dokumentarfilmtage Kaliningrad, Russian Federation
2015 FiSH - Filmfestival im StadtHafen, Rostock, Germany
2015 Filmfest Wismar, Germany
2015 Turtle Filmfest Hólmavík, Iceland
2015 Okseø Filmfestival, Flensburg, Germany
2015 Noordelijk Film Festival Leeuwarden, Netherlands
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Johanna Huth

Studied Humanities in Berlin and Bordeaux;
next to her work as a director she organises the first Myanmar Film Festival and teaches at MET Film School Berlin

2016 Home (in development)
2010 Zeitfenster - A view through a Window