Ghosts under the Ferris Wheel

Cinema release for “Spuk unterm Riesenrad”. Thomas Stuber has remade the legendary GDR children’s series from 1979 and this time too, three characters from the ghost train – a witch, a giant and Rumpelstiltskin – are brought back to life. Now it is up to the three grandchildren of the deceased fairground owner to bring order back to the chaos. Costume designer Juliane Maier has found the perfect costumes to give the children and the ghost train inhabitants of the family film the right look.

With Elisabeth Bellé, Lale Andrä, Noèl Gabriel Kipp, Anna Schudt, David Bennent, Moritz Führmann, Peter Kurth, among others; Production: Mideu Films GmbH, KIKA – Der Kinderkanal, MDR – Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, ZDF – Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen; Director: Thomas Stuber; Costume design: Juliane Maier

Copyright: Farbfilm Verleih


Premiere for “Treasure” by Julia von Heinz in the “Berlinale Special” section. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, music journalist Ruth (Lena Dunham) joins her father Edek (Stephen Fry), a Holocaust survivor, on a tour of his native Poland. Their journey takes them to Warsaw, Łódź, Krakow and the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Ruth wants to get to know her own roots and explore her family’s past. Polish costume designers Robert Adamczyk and Małgorzata Karpiuk have selected costumes from the historical and modern sections of the collection.

With Stephen Fry, Lena Dunham, Zbigniew Zamachowski, among others; production: Seven Elephants GmbH; director: Julia von Heinz; costume design: Monika Bebej, Robert Adamczyk, Małgorzata Karpiuk

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From Hilde, with Love

Premiere for “From Hilde, with Love” in competition at the Berlinale. Andreas Dresen’s latest film tells the story of Hilde, who falls in love with Hans Coppi in 1942. Both are active in the resistance group “Rote Kapelle”. When they are arrested, Hilde is eight months pregnant. Costume designer Birgitt Kilian has used various costumes from our collection to create an authentic 1940s look.

Among others with Liv Lisa Fries, Johannes Hegemann, Lena Urzendowsky, Alexander Scheer; Production: Pandora Film Produktion GmbH; Director: Andreas Dresen; Costume design: Birgitt Kilian

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Eine Million Minuten

One Million Minutes”, based on the novel by Wolf Küper, opens in German cinemas today. Karoline Herfurth and Tom Schilling play a married couple who become increasingly lost in their endless to-do lists. The plan: one million minutes, 694 days, almost two years just for the finer things in life. The family of four set off on a trip to Thailand and Iceland. Costume designer Gioia Raspé has packed some theatre costumes in the suitcases…

Starring Karoline Herfurth, Tom Schilling, Rurik Gislason, Pola Friedrichs, Joachim Król, Ulrike Kriener, Hassan Akkouch; Production: Hellinger / Doll Filmproduktion; Director: Christopher Doll; Costume design: Gioia Raspé

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Stella. A Life.

Cinema release for “Stella. A Life.” The film is based on the life story of Stella Goldschlag, a young German Jew growing up in Berlin under the Nazi regime. When she has to go into hiding with her parents in 1943, her life turns into a guilty tragedy. A betrayal led to her being caught by the Gestapo, tortured and turned into a “snatcher”: in order to save herself and her parents from deportation to Auschwitz, Stella began systematically betraying other Jews. From September 1943 until the end of the war, Stella Goldschlag handed over hundreds of Jewish fellow citizens to the Gestapo. Costume designer Thomas Oláh has rented costumes from our historical collection from 1930-1950 for this production.

Starring Paula Beer, Jannis Niewöhner, Katja Riemann, Lukas Miko; Production: Letterbox Filmproduktion GmbH; Director: Kilian Riedhof; Costume design: Thomas Oláh

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Stockholm Bloodbath

“Stockholm Bloodbath” opens in Swedish cinemas today. The historical drama centres on the sisters Anne and Freja, who seek revenge on the men who killed their family. In Stockholm, they get caught up in political events that go down in the history books as the Stockholm Bloodbath of 1520. The costume designers Judit Sinkovics and Dóra Ökrös from Ambra Costume Kft (Hungary) worked with us on this historical film.

Among others with Sophie Cookson, Claes Bang, Emily Beecham, Alba August, Adam Pålsson, Matias Varela, Ulrich Thomsen, Jakob Oftebro; production: Paprika Studios; director: Mikael Håfströms; costume design: Judit Sinkovics, Dóra Ökrös / Ambra Costume Kft.

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Poor Things

“Poor Things” opens in Germany on 18 January. The latest work by director Yorgos Lanthimos tells a feminist version of Frankenstein and has already won several awards – including the Astra Film Award for “Best Costume Design” for costume designer Holly Waddington. She borrowed various historical costumes from our location in Budapest (Hungary) for this project.

Starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley; Production: Element Pictures, Fruit Tree; Director: Yorgos Lanthimos; Costume design: Holly Waddington

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Jakobs Ross

Swiss cinema release for “Jakobs Ross”, based on the novel e by Silva Tschui. A young farmer who dreams of owning his own horse is forced into marriage with a musically gifted maid who longs for a career as a musician. A story about dreams of social advancement and self-realisation set in 19th century Switzerland. The Swiss costume designer Ursina Schmid relied on our historical collection for the authentic costumes.

With Luna Wedler, Valentin Postlmayr, Max Hubacher, Sabine Timoteo, Luc Feit, among others; Production: Turnus Film AG; Director: Katalin Gödrös; Costume design: Ursina Schmid

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15 Jahre

Cinema release for “15 Years”. It continues the story of the brilliant and psychologically highly complex piano player Jenny von Loeben, which began in 2007 with the prison drama “Four Minutes”. After 15 years in prison, she is released. Although she seeks support in faith, the need for revenge is stronger… Just as in “Four Minutes”, “15 Years” again uses costumes from our collection, selected by costume designer Gioia Raspé.

With Hannah Herzsprung, Albrecht Schuch, Hassan Akkouch, Adele Neuhauser, among others; Production: Four Minutes Filmproduktion GmbH, Dor Film Produktionsgesellschaft mbH; Director: Chris Kraus; Costume design: Gioia Raspé

Copyright: Wild Bunch Germany GmbH