Thursday, December 29, 2016

Premiere tonight!

"God" - Premiere tonight! Brotfabrik Kino, Caligariplatz 1, Berlin-Weißensee, 20:00 hrs.

Edwin Brienen’s new feature film “God” is an English-spoken arthouse drama/thriller about today’s political confusion, whisteblowers and lost spirituality. It tells the story of a woman, Alice (played by Eva Dorrepaal), whose boyfriend Engelbert (Australian actor Olaf Savage) is hunted by a corrupt political regime after leaking secret government documents. Stuck in a web of intrigue and violent threats, a nun (Kieslowski actress Dulcie Smart) confronts Alice with her stubborn dogmatism and shows her a spiritual way out.

Cast: Eva Dorrepaal, Godehard Giese, Dulcie Smart, Olaf Savage, Armin Dallapiccola, Tristan Seith, Sabine Winterfeldt and many others.

Original music by Ian Martin. Cinematograhy by Matthias Tschiedel. Sound by Roland Stähle. Edited by Riccardo Borgosano. Produced, written and directed by Edwin Brienen.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

First review "God"

First review for "God" is in - ZITTY rates it 4 out of 5 stars!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Trailer new film "God"

Here's the trailer for my new film "God" - In fact, three weeks from today, December 29th, we celebrate the premiere at Kino Brotfabrik Berlin. Hope to see you all there!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

Bowie, 1947-2016

'Look up here, I'm in heaven. I've got scars that can't be seen'.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Viva Europa! - screening tonight at Brotfabrik Berlin, 21.30hrs

VIVA EUROPA! (English below)



Deutschland 2009 - 80 Minuten - R: Edwin Brienen - K: Alexander du Prel - M: Joachim Witt - mit Godehard Giese, Agnieszka Rozenbajgier, Laura Tonke, Joachim Witt, Vlad Chiriac, Hendrik Arnst, Ecki Hoffmann, Mario Mentrup, Jonas von Lingen, Radoslaw Sierpien, Sebastian Šuba.

Der 9. November 2009, exakt 20 Jahre nach dem Mauerfall: Zirkusclown Jonathan wird gefeuert; klassische Unterhaltung hat ihre Bedeutung verloren. Verzweifelt wandert Jonathan durch die Berliner Strassen und trifft die polnische Prostituierte Olga. Das ungleiche Paar verbringt die Nacht schließlich in einem Hotelzimmer, in dem beide auf ihr vergangenes Leben, sowie die Veränderungen des seit 20 Jahren geeinten Europa zurückblicken ... eine filmische Metapher auf die dunkle Seite der Wiedervereinigung, voller Absurdität und Horror. In Anwesenheit von Edwin Brienen!

The film is set twenty years after the events of November 9th, 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall. Circus clown Jonathan (Godehard Giese) loses his job. He meets Olga (Agnieszka Rozenbajgier), a Polish prostitute on the run from her pimps. They spend the night together in a hotel room and recapitulate twenty years of European unity. After a confrontation with the pimps, Olga and Jonathan learn to know the dark side of ‘new Europe’. In the presence of director Edwin Brienen.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bye, Mimi


Legendary Dutch actress Mimi Kok died two days ago from lung disease at the age of 80. She played a role in Edwin Brienen's debut film Terrorama! Mimi was one of Edwin's childhood heroes. The absurdism of her recurring tv-character Gé Braadslee (together with husband Waldo van Dungen/Sjef van Oekel) opened up a surreal world of art and disorder, and gave a new meaning to the concept of political (in)correct taste. Mimi will be dearly missed.