Film still from At Eye Level. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand

Film still from At Eye Level. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand

At Eye Level

Goethe-Institut NZ German Film Series
  • Sun 30 Jun 2019
  • 1—2:50PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated M

At 11-years-old Michi lives in an orphanage, where he fights every day to win the respect of his peers. When he happens to find his biological father's address, Michi can't believe his luc

Michi is unhappy in the children’s home in which he’s been housed since his mother died. He has no idea about the rest of his family. When the ten-year-old finds a letter from his mother to his presumed father, it offers him fresh hope.

He tracks him down, but the man in no way resembles the image the boy has created of his parent. Tom, who himself has no idea he has a son, is a little person. This fact doesn’t escape the other children in the home: Michi becomes the target of their ridicule, endangering his relationship with Tom and leading an employee of the Youth Welfare Office to insist upon a paternity test.

DE, 2015/2016, 99 min., Dir. Evi Goldbrunner, Joachim Dolhopf

English Subtitled

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Film poster from At Eye Level. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand

Film poster from At Eye Level. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand

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