KAPU XE - MARTHA & NIKI (SWE, 2015)

KAPU XE - MARTHA & NIKI (SWE, 2015)
Samstag, 29.04.2017
20:00
KAPU XE - MARTHA & NIKI (SWE, 2015)

// MARTHA & NIKI
Tora Mkandawire Mårtens, Schweden 2015, 92 min, OmeU
Sa. 29.04. 20:00 Kapu

Programmsektion: European Panorama Documentary


Give it up for Martha and Niki! Die beiden gewinnen einen Street Dance Battle nach dem anderen und räumen dann auch noch den Weltmeistertitel als erstes weibliches Team ab. Ganz oben angelangt, geht ihnen ein wenig die Puste aus, und die großen Fragen danach, wer man ist und wohin man will, tun sich auf. Besonders Martha überkommt das Gefühl, am falschen Ort zu sein. Der Film erzählt von der Balance zwischen Abheben und Auf-dem-Teppich-Bleiben und davon, wie schwer es ist, wirklich anzukommen. (Kim Busch, DOK Leipzig)

In 2010, Swedish friends Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos were the first ever female hip hop dance duo to beat all their opponents – men included – at the most important international street dance competition, Juste Debout in Paris. Armed with boundless energy and huge amounts of talent, they annihilated the opposition. The two girls love to dance, to be together, and to travel. They intuitively understand one another. But what happens when you don’t come out on top? After one such disappointment, the first cracks start to appear in their friendship. In spite of their shared passions, the girls have very different backgrounds, different lives, and different personalities. How can you keep your cultural heritage alive, and how can you deal with all of these things within an ambitious friendship?

TORA MÅRTENS was born in Stockholm in 1978. She has a background as a still photographer. In 2007, she directed and produced the documentary TOMMY in Cuba. It competed in the short film section of the Berlin International Film Festival 2008. Her first feature documentary, Colombianos , has been awarded and shown at film festivals around the world. Martha & Niki received a Special Mention for Best Nordic Documentary in 2015. // Films (selection): TOMMY (2007, short doc), Bye Bye C’est Fini (2008, short doc), Till Maria (For Maria , 2010, short doc), Colombianos (2012, doc), Martha & Niki (2015, doc)


Drehbuch / Screenplay Tora Mkandawire
Mårtens
Kamera / Cinematography Erik Vallsten,
Niklas Nyberg, Senay Berhe, Tora Mkandawire
Mårtens
Schnitt / Editing Tora Mkandawire Mårtens,
Therese Elfström
Ton / Sound Red Wood, Aleksander Karshikoff
Musik / Music Kicki Halmos, Per Egland, Red
Wood, Kalle Bäccman, Andreas Unge
Mit / Cast Martha Nabwire, Niki Tsappos
ProduzentInnen / Producers Tora Mkandawire
Mårtens (Neo Publishing, SE), Emelie Persson
(SVT, SE), Kalle Bäccman (Kalle Bäccman
Production, SE), Patrik Axén (Stavro Film, SE)
Produktion / Production
Neo Publishing
Krukmakargatan 46
117 26 Stockholm, Sweden
me@toramartens.com
http://www.toramartens.com

Weltvertrieb / World Sales
Magnet Film
Oranienburger Straße 50
10117 Berlin, Germany
info@magnetfilm.de
http://www.magnetfilm.de

Webpage http://www.marthaniki.com
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Nordisk Panorama Film Festival 2015
Internationale Premiere /
International Premiere
International Documentary Film Festival
Amsterdam 2015
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere


DCP / color / 92 min

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