Hajo Schomerus | Madagascar, Germany 2016 | 53 Min. | OmeU
Thursday, 10.05.2018, 8 pm tickets
Votiv Kino | Gr. Saal
Sneaking suspicions unfold during the search for an egg of an elephant bird—one of the last living dinosaurs, extinct on Madagascar in the 15th century. Hajo Schomerus tries to hunt down this myth-enshrouded object, which supposedly once belonged to his great-uncle. Might the island be hiding miraculous potions? Immense fortunes? It seems as if the egg’s disappearance is part of a giant conspiracy. A documentary adventure about man´s romantic yearning.
Hajo Schomerus was born in 1970 in Hannover and, starting in 1993, studied Cinematography in Dortmund. During his studies he spent a semester working with Avantgarde-Filmmaker Jonas Mekas on the Anthology Film Archive, in New York, and also two semesters in the Film and Television Institute of India. His graduation film, "Ich und das Universum", in which four different persons talk about specific aspects of their jobs, won the German Critics Award for "Best Short Film", the Audience Award at the Hamburg Short Film Festival and was nominated for the European Film Awards. In the following years, he worked as a cinematographer for many film and TV productions, like Tom Schreiber's tragicomedy "Narren" (2003), Lutz Hachmeister's TV-documentaries "Das Goebbels-Experiment" (2005), "Ich, Reich-Ranicki" (2006) and "Freundschaft - Die freie deutsche Jugend" (2008), and TV-Series "Was nicht passt, wird passend gemacht" and "SOKO Köln". His first feature-length film as a director, "Im Haus meines Vaters sind viele Wohnungen", was completed in 2010 to critical acclaim.
- DOK Leipzig (2016)
- Stranger Than Fiction Dokumentarfilmfestival (2017)
- Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis (2017)
- European Film Festival dokumentART (2017)