Documentary Films

DAVID WANTS TO FLY

2010
a film by David Sieveking
a LICHTBLICK FILM and LICHTBLICK MEDIA Production.
in co-produktion with Dschoint Ventschr und Navigator Film.
in co-produktion with BR, arte, SF and ORF.
in collaboration with Filmstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, FFA, DFFF, BAK, Zürcher Filmstiftung, ÖFI, Land Niederösterreich.

distributors: Neue Visionen (Germany), Praesens (Switzerland), Poool (Austria)
world sales: Autlook Filmsales


87 Minutes / Color, b/w

Out now on DVD.

SYNOPSIS
In this riveting documentary, David Sieveking, looking for artistic inspiration, decides to take the advice of his filmmaking idol David Lynch and enters the world of transcendental meditation (TM). TM’s founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi came to Hollywood in the late 1950s, securing a great many prominent followers such as The Beatles or Mia Farrow. David Sieveking participates in an expensive meditation training course, is give a personal mantra, and tries his best to fly like a real yogi. But before long, an increasing number of inconsistencies emerge.


TEAM  
writer / director: David Sieveking
producers: Martin Heisler / Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
co-producer Switzerland: Werner Schweizer
co-producer Austria: Johannes Rosenberger
commissioning editors:  Jochen Kölsch I Monika Lobkowicz (BR/arte) I Claudia Gladziejewski (BR)
DoP: Adrian Stähli
editor: Martin Kayser-Landwehr
music by: Karl Stirner
sound by: Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
sound design: Björn Wiese I Stefan Soltau


WORLD PREMIERE
Int. Film Festival Berlin 2010: opening film of the section Panorama Dokumente

FESTIVALS 2010
• Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films Graz, Österreich
• Visions du Réel - Festival international de cinema Nyon, Frankreich
• BAFICI - Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independente, Argentinien
• DOK.fest München
• Hotdocs Toronto, Kanada
• Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
• Planete Doc Review Film Festival Warschau, Polen
• Transilvania International Film Festival, Rumänien
• All About Freedom Festival, Polen
• Moscow International Film Festival, Russland
• Documentarist, Türkei
• Message to Man St. Petersburg, Russland
• Dokufest Kosovo
• Vukovar Film Festival, Kroatien
• Cambridge FF, UK
• Camden Film Festival, UK
• Vancouver International Film Festival, Kanada
• Der Film-Festival, Tschechische Republik
• Kaunas International Film Festival, Litauen
• Festival du nouveau cinema, Kanada
• Bergen International Film Festival, Norwegen
• Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brasilien
• CPH:DOX, Dänemark
• Festival dei popoli Florence, Italien
• Aarhus Film Festival, Dänemark
• Cork Film Festival, Irland
• IDFA Amsterdam, Niederlande
• Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA
• German Gems San Francisco, USA