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by Toby Genkel, Reza Memari


Even though everybody else thinks he’s a sparrow – Richard himself holds tight to the conviction that he is in fact a stork. In this fast-paced adventure, Toby Genkel and Reza Memari tell the story of a bird who sets off self-confidently on a winter trip to Africa in a literal rite of passage that simultaneously serves as an empathetic tale about otherness and self-discovery. This German-international co-production provides spellbinding entertainment with its fantastic and fanciful fable showcasing top-shelf animation.

international title: Richard the Stork
original title: Richard the Stork
country: Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Toby Genkel, Reza Memari
film run: 80'
release date: NO 5/05/2017, IT 10/05/2017, HU 11/05/2017, FR 18/10/2017
screenplay: Reza Memari
film editing: Reza Memari
art director: Stèphane Lecocq
music: Éric Neveux
producer: Kristine Knudsen, Emely Christians
co-producer: Lars Leegaard Marøy, Tom Streuber, Alex Verbaere, David Claikens, Tania Reichert-Facilides
production: Knudsen & Streuber Filmproduktion, Ulysses Filmproduktion Gmbh, Senator Film Produktion, Walking the dog, Mélusine Productions, Den siste skilling AS
backing: Eurimages, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig- Holstein, Filmförderungsanstalt, Medienboard Berlin- Brandenburg, Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Government, Screen Flanders, Film Fund Luxembourg, Norsk Filminstitutt, C More, TV2, BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, Mediefondet Zefyr, Norddeutscher Rundfunk
distributor: Kino Świat, Paradis Films


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Berlinale 2017
Generation K+

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