Hapless Hans

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Director: Rena Dumont Country: Germany Genre: Comedy Runtime: 30 m Block N Screening: Close Up Cinema 24.08 Time: 1.45-3.00 pm

The grumpy factory employee Hans Himmelreich has to travel behind the Iron Curtain into a profoundly communist Czechoslovakia of the sixties to have his deceased grandmother buried. Despite prejudice he unexpectedly finds happiness in this Sudeten German province.

Director Biography

Rena Dumont is a Czech writer, actor and director living and working in Germany. Her first novel “Paradiessucher” was published by HanserVerlag in 2013. Developing and producing her own films is Rena Dumont ́s passion. TEST OF COURAGE is her directorial debut (Die Mutprobe), which won her the Women in Film award at NRFF Amsterdam in 2017. HAPLESS HANS (Hans Im Pech) is her second short. Rena will take part in a Q&A after the screening.