The coming-of-age drama "Sunburned" by director Carolina Hellsgård is now available as video-on-demand on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Videoload and on iTunes. The digital color correction for the film, called color grading, was done by WeFadeToGrey at the color grading theater "The Suite" at MMC Studios.
"Sunburned" connects the fates of two young people in an unagitated way, lets worlds collide without being loud. And yet, as a viewer, you feel the full force of emotionality and depth. In this coming-of-age film with a socially highly relevant subtext, the sought-after up-and-coming director Carolina Hellsgård once again demonstrates a sure sense of tonality and film language.
Headstrong Claire (13) is spending the vacations with her older sister Zoe (15) and their mother Sophie (40) in a hotel on the beach in Andalusia. Sophie spends her days by the pool and shows minimal interest in her daughters. At first, Claire clings to her older sister Zoe. But when Zoe falls in love with Michael, a boy her own age, Claire is on her own. On the beach, she meets Amram, a young Senegalese beach vendor. She wants to help him, but in doing so unintentionally makes his desperate situation even more hopeless.
Go to Cast of "Sunburned" include Zita Gaier, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Sabine Timoteo and Nicolais Borger. Director Carolina Hellsgård also wrote the Script for the film. Behind the Camera stood the already multiple award-winning DoP Wojciech Staron.
"The Suite" was designed as a cinema, which features a 40-square-meter screen, 4K projection technology, Dolby Atmos sound and a separate lounge area.
For the digital color correction the latest versions of the grading systems "Baselight" from FilmLight and "DaVinci Resolve" from Blackmagic Design are available.
"Sunburned" is a production of NiKo Film (DE) in co-production with Flickfi lm (DE), The Film Kitchen (NL) and Staron Film(PL). Participating broadcasters are WDR, SWR and arte. The film was sponsored by BKM, FFA, The Netherlands Film Fund, Polish Film Institute, Film und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, nordmedia, Creative Europe MEDIA and German Films.
Voices on the film:
"confidently and with a great sense for intermediate tones and fine gradations."
"Once again, Hellsgard proves herself an accurate observer of in-betweens in her third film, this time falling stylistically short of the thrilling experiments of the zombie apocalypse ENDZEIT, but establishing herself as one of the most interesting storytellers of her generation."
"...with precise observations and an open ending that makes you think."
"If you get too close to the sun, you get burned."
Rüdiger Suchsland, BERLINER ZEITUNG
Camino Film Distribution has released "Sunburned" in theaters on July 02, 2020. Now the film is also available as VoD.
Watch the trailer here:
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Cover photo: Zita Gaier and Gedion Oduor Wekesa. Photo: Aliaksandr Tsymbaliuk. ©NiKo Film