ABOVE AND BELOW
Director: Nicolas Steiner
Country: Switzerland, Germany,
Duration: 118 min
|Suncoast 8||19 July 2015||19:15 PM|
|Elangeni Hotel||24 July 2015||14:15 PM|
Far, far away and out of sight, that’s where April, Dave, Cindy, Rick and the Godfather are creating life on their own terms. From the depths of the flood channels under Sin City, to a reclaimed military bunker in the middle of the dusty, heated Californian nowhere land, to beyond the stratosphere where Mars now lives on earth. Each individual has been flung into perilous circumstances on this rollercoaster ride called life. Through the hustle, pain, and laughter, we are whisked away to an unfamiliar world where we discover its inhabitants to be souls not unlike our very own.
Nicolas Steiner was born in 1984 in Switzerland. His successful short, It’s me. Helmut was shown at over 240 festivals in all five continents and received 42 prizes and honorary mentions. Above and Below is his Film Academy graduation piece and also his feature-length directorial debut.