SAT. SEPT. 26, 2015 – 7.00 PM
Germany 2014, 92 min
DIRECTOR: Til Schweiger, Lars Gmehling
HEAD FULL OF HONEY is a story about the love between Tilda (Emma Schweiger) and her grandfather Amandus (Dieter Hallervorden) . Amandus has Alzheimer’s. He has always was the bon vivant, the humorous and beloved head of the family, now he starts acting like a child. Only the ten-year-old Tilda can deal with him and his disease – she looks at it with the eyes of a child and a kind of humor and sensitivity that makes is easier to approach Amandus when he is lost in his new world. This special connection approaches the disease in a humorous but emotional way, without forgetting its tragedy.
Amandus’s condition is getting worse after his wife died. It seems to be a desperate situation, because Tilda’s parents Sarah and Nico (Till Schweiger) cannot take care of him. The only way they think they can help Amandus is to bring to a nursing home. But little Tilde doesn’t want to have a granddad in such a “home” , so she kind of kidnaps him and helps him fulfill his last big dream – to see Venice again. Venice is the place where Amandus and his wife met first and fell in love. A very special adventure begins: a ten-year-old girl and a seventy-year old Alzheimers’s patient are on their way to Italy….
Head Full of Honey was one of eight films shortlisted by Germany to be their submission for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
A special thank you to Till Schweiger and barefoot films!