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Neustadt (Stau - Der Stand der Dinge) / Newtown (The State of Things)

Country: Germany
Year: 2000
Duration: 90'
Direction: Thomas Heise
Writer: Thomas Heise
Editor: Gudrun Steinbrück
Sound: Uve Haussig
Production: ö-Filmproduktion Löprich & Schlösser GmbH, Berlin

Camera: Peter Badel
Coprodution: Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR), Leipzig
Producer: Frank Löprich

Spanish premiere

Life histories from Neustadt. Life on the edge. A longing for love. Life never works perfectly and is never how you expected it would be. What is normal? What lies slumbering under the blankets, exhausted by day-to-day conflicts? The film is an observation in Germany on the cusp of the new century.

‘[…] They could manage to overcome the crippling feeling of being shallow if they really weren’t shallow. This is what you feel in Neustadt, but it’s not a feeling exclusive to the East. It can be felt in West Germany too, especially in those cities, landscapes or housing developments that are doomed to disappear, taking their inhabitants down with them. And nobody cares about it.’

Thomas Heise

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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