• Johnny & Me

    Johnny & Me

    A Journey Through Time With John Heartfield



  • Johnny & Me

    Johnny & Me

    A Journey Through Time With John Heartfield



  • Johnny & Me

    Johnny & Me

    A Journey Through Time With John Heartfield



  • Johnny & Me

    Johnny & Me

    A Journey Through Time With John Heartfield



  • Johnny & Me

    Johnny & Me

    A Journey Through Time With John Heartfield



Johnny & Me

A Journey Through Time With John Heartfield

a film by Katrin Rothe

Johnny & Me

Germany, Austria, Switzerland | 2023 | 100:00 min

Content Categories

Animation Documentary Hybrid
100min or 52min | OV German | German, English, French ST+VO
Synopsis
Bertold Brecht called him one of the most important European artists. Rosa Luxemburg personally handed over the party book to the communist of the first hour in 1918. George Grosz and Kurt Tucholsky are among his closest friends and artistic companions. He gave himself an English name in protest against German warmongering. For the Nazis, however, the father of political photomontage John Heartfield quickly became one of the most dangerous enemies of the state. For years he is a fugitive in Europe, and later finds no safe home even in the socialist GDR.The graphic artist Stephanie, plagued by a creative crisis and self-doubt, is fascinated by John Heartfield‘s work, which she discovers in an exhibition. Through a time tunnel, she ends up in a studio where the artist, who has become a cartoon figure, takes her on a journey through his eventful life. A loving friendship develops between the two colleagues. And Stephanie takes up scissors and paper again.

Graphic designer Stefanie is having a creative crisis with boring advertising assignments and a boss who does not value her work. During a visit to a museum, she is magically attracted to the satirical photomontages of the world-famous colleague and Nazi opponent John Heartfield. Then a miracle happens, she suddenly turns up in his studio.
Festivals/Awards
2023
Festival d’Animation Annecy, France
FANTOCHE Swiss
ANIMAGE Brazil
66 DOK Leipzig, Germany
33 FFC Cottbus, Germany
Ciné Open Festival Pontarlier, France
Cast and Crew
  • Director Katrin Rothe
World Sales Company
NEW DOCS
Dasselstr. 75-77, 50674 Köln

Phone: +49 221 16819743

sales@newdocs.de
http://www.newdocs.de
Production Company
HANFGARN & UFER Filmproduktion GbR
Apostel-Paulus-Str. 6a, 10823 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 84855000

Fax: +49 30 84855015

info@hu-film.de
http://www.hu-film.de
Co-Production Company
DSCHOINT VENTSCHR FILMPRODUKTION
Switzerland
dvfilm.ch
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