Best of Fests

CATCHING FIRE: THE STORY OF ANITA PALLENBERG

USA 2023 – Director: Alexis Bloom, Svetlana Zill – Original version with English subtitles – Length: 110 min.

  • Mon, 5/6/24
    11.00
    HFF - Audimax

“I reclaim my soul,” Anita Pallenberg writes in her autobiography. In this film, her words are transformed into an audio-visual artwork. With tenderness and sensitivity, her life alongside the Rolling Stones is portrayed in “memory images.” They love, live out their desires, flee abroad to escape drug scandals and almost break under the weight of fame. Anita remains trapped like an animal in the shackles of her life. Daniela Graf

 

Biography

Alexis Bloom 
The South African director and producer works for National Geographic Channel and BBC World, among others. In 2013, she received the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Documentary Motion Picture. She was also nominated for the 2019 Primetime Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking.

Svetlana Zill
The producer co-directed CATCHING FIRE: THE STORY OF ANITA PALLENBERG.

Filmography (selection)

Alexis Bloom
CATCHING FIRE: THE STORY OF ANITA PALLENBERG, US 2023, 110 min.
DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES, US 2018, 107 min.
WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS, US 2013, 127 min.

 

No FSK youth rating

Production: SK GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT. Producer: CHARLIE CORWIN.

  • Mon, 5/6/24
    11.00
    HFF - Audimax