Run Lola Run (Lola rennt), director: Tom Tykwer, Germany, 1998, 81 mins

1998 Venice Film Festival – Official Competition Entry

1999 Sundance IFF – Audience Award in the World Cinema Competition

 

Berlin. A young man, Manni, is working for the people who are dealing in stolen cars. One day he loses a bag in a train with 100,000 German Marks for his crime boss. If he doesn’t manage to get the money back before he meets his boss he will die. Manni has only 20 minutes to do it. He asks his girlfriend Lola for help. The girl decides to ask her father who is a bank manager to lend her the money. She leaves the house and starts running.

 

Heaven, director: Tom Tykwer, Germany, France,  USA, Great Britain, Italy, 2002, 97 mins

2002 Berlin IFF – Nomination for the main Competition

2 nominations for the 2002 European Film Award

The film was based on the last script written by Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Piesiewicz. Turin, Italy. Phillipa, an English teacher (Cate Blanchett), decides to take revenge on a powerful local drug dealer responsible for her husband’s death. She plants a bomb in the office where the man works. Unfortunately, the bomb kills innocent people. Philippa is arrested. Soon a young officer, Filippo, falls in love with her and helps her to escape from prison.

 

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, director: Tom Tykwer, France, Germany, Spain, USA, 2006, 147 mins

2007 European Film Award – Best Cinematographer

The film adaptation of Patrick Süskind’s cult novel that has been translated into over 20 languages. 18th-century France. Jean Baptiste Grenouille is born with a superior olfactory sense. His life becomes a constant pursuit of absolute fragrance and excellence which makes him acting insane. Convinced that he has a chance of becoming the greatest perfumer of all time, he is looking for a girl with a perfect scent, believing that he is able to make a perfect perfume out of a body of a virgin.

 

The International, director: Tom Tykwer, Germany, USA, Great Britain, 2009, 118 mins

An Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and an Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) are determined to bring one of the most powerful banks in the world to justice. Investigation takes them from Berlin to Milan, New York and Istanbul. They discover the bank is founding illegal activities such as money laundering, terrorism, arms trading and the destabilisation of governments.

 

Three (3), director: Tom Tykwer, Germany, 2010, 120 mins

2010 Venice Film Festival MFF – Official Competition Entry

Toronto IFF – Official Selection

A sophisticated comedy about marital infidelity and spicy love triangle. Simon and Hanna have been a coupe for twenty years now. They live in Berlin. They are attractive, trendy, mature and they keep their feet on the ground. Their attempts to have a child ended up in failure so they decided to build their life around their love to art. Everything goes well until both of them, separately, fall in love with the same man, Adam.

 

Cloud Atlas, directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Hong Kong, Germany, Singapore, USA, 2012, 143 mins 

2013 Camerimage – Nomination for the Main Competition

2013 Czech Lions – Nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film

 

Adapted from a best-seller novel by David Mitchell, full of special effects and made on a ground scale. The film shows how lives of different people living in different times and places can be related with each other creating an extraordinary net of relations. Nothing happens by accident and our fates are inseparably linked with the fates of other human beings. “Cloud Atlas” is  a real visual feast not only for all the fans of breathtaking adventure stories but also for observant enthusiasts of the “tenth Muse”, since each of the actors appears in the movie several times, assuming different lives and existences, becoming seemingly unrecognizable.