One of the most moving movies of the year
September 26, 2017
It’s week three after the cinema premiere of the debut feature film “The Best of All Worlds”, by the salzburger director Adrian Goiginger and we already reached over 30.000 visitors.
As a cherry on top, the movie received another award as “one of the most moving movies of the year”, the with 25.000 euro endowed “Young talent award” FIRST STEPS AWARD.
“Since ‘Wie im Himmel’ from 2005 we have never received such an exciting reaction from the audience. We are especially happy, that this positive resonance is granted an austrian debut movie with an ostensibly “tough” topic. We will hear a lot from Adrian Goiginger as well as from Verena Altenberger, Polyfilm-Distributor Hans König is convinced.
Jury statement for the FIRST STEPS AWARD:
“Adrian is seven years old and wants to be an adventurer. His mother Helga is addicted to heroin. Above all she is an extremely caring and imaginative mother, who is creating “the best of all worlds” for her son every single day. The movie tells in a plausible way, through the eyes of the child, of a caring and sheltered childhood – which should be a traumatizing nightmare, viewed from the outside. The Director Adrian Goiginger is not condemning anyone and makes the addiction an understandable livelihood. For this project he found some amazing actors, above all Jeremy Miliker. One of the most moving movies of the year.”
Since 2000 the FIRST STEPS AWARD annually award outstanding graduation films from students of german-speaking film schools, this should be like a helping hand for their future working life. The award for feature films is endowed with 25.000 euro. Jury: Sonja Heiss (Director), Jochen Laube (Producer), Claudia Michelsen (Actress), Ngo The Chau (DoP), Hannah Pilarczyk (Journalist).
The movie premieres at the German cinemas on 28. September. More details on kino.de.
The reviews on the facebook page of the are mostly positive and a survey by “der Standard” was highly frequented and 98% rated the movie either good or perfect.