"An important film. This is the first salvo of a serious movement examining
the opening of the human identity in a connected age." – Anderson Vision
"Pixelschatten is constructed with
superb taste, confidence and remarkable naturalism."
"Like David Fincher's "The Social Network", this film brilliantly captures our modern online culture."
– Film Actually
"A potent and affecting film, filled with moments so genuine that they manage to capture that rare moment when life is both funny and painful."
"A near-perfect examination of real lives through an actual first-hand perspective."
– The Cinematic Katzenjammer
"Young and ambitious, capturing the paradoxical nature of life."
– Sound on Sight
"An authentic, refreshing and entertaining look at what it means to live in a modern world."
Pixel (Ben Gageik) is a 22-year-old small-town blogger: Everyone can read about him and his friends online. His blog "Pixelschatten" used to be the hippest thing in town, but now the local fame has faded away. His friends go to college, have new friends and interests, and his girlfriend Suse (Zora Klostermann) is irritated by the private issues revealed on the blog. When Pixel realizes that everyone but him is moving on, he changes all their lives with just one post...
Shot entirely in the first person POV style, the film is both an intimate portrayal of contemporary German youth culture and a wider examination of how modern technology can affect our lives in new, and unsettling, ways.
Funny, tragic, and beautifully shot, Pixelschatten is a film that captures the changing social reality of a generation. The debut film of young German director Anil Kunnel.
German with English subtitles
CAST & CREW
TAG/TRAUM and ZDF - Das Kleine Fernsehspiel present: "Pixelschatten", Germany 2011, written and directed by: Anil Jacob Kunnel, director of photography: Mantas Jockus, edited by: Ingo Monitor, original score by: Josh Childs und Benedict Taylor, produced by: Kerstin Krieg, Gerd Haag, Frank Seyberth. Cast: Pixel: Ben Gageik, Suse: Zora Klostermann, Lutz: Adrian Thomser, Dunia: Julia Globig, Robert: Sven Gey, Caro: Caroline Süren.
Cinema Speakeasy Screening Los Angeles, USA | Social Media Week Hamburg, GER
Tage des Provinzfilms, Münster, GER | North American Premiere: Palo Alto Int'l Filmfestival, USA | Australian Premiere: Input Sidney 2012, AUS |
European Premiere: Zoom Igualada Festival Barcelona, ESP | REC Internationales junges Filmfestival, Berlin, GER | Jubiläum Thüringer Medienanstalt, Erfurt, GER | Münster Premiere, GER | World Premiere: Berlin, GER