DREAMS ARE LIKE WILD TIGERS
Bollywood is the greatest thing for twelve-year-old Ranji from Mumbai: the colorful films of the Indian film industry with their infectious songs and dance choreographies make him happy. He wishes nothing more than to stand in front of the camera with his hero, the Indian superstar Amir Roshan. But his great longing moves into unattainable distance when his parents tell the boy their dream of emigrating to far away Germany. Only the hope of taking part in a casting for the new film by Amir Roshan keeps him alive. You have to fight for your dreams – they don’t come true on their own. The neighbor girl Toni, who turns out to be an unexpected ally for Ranji, also knows this. With courage and combined forces, the two set out to make their dreams come true – and in the process also find the happiness of true friendship.
Lars Montag was born in Bünde in 1971. After graduating with the award-winning eleven-minute short Lenas Land (1999), Montag started working for different TV networks. As a writer and director for TV, he helmed a wide range of projects, including the teen comedy Küssen verboten, Baggern erlaubt (2003), the satire Willkommen in Lüsgraf (2006) and the romantic comedy Nur ein kleines bisschen schwanger (2007) and several Tatort entries. Moreover, he directed episodes of several popular German TV shows.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Best Children’s or Youth Film, Kinofest Lünen 2021
Best Youth Film, Bavarian Film Awards 2022
DREAMS ARE LIKE WILD TIGERS (fic.)
Director: Lars Montag
Cast: Shan Robitzky, Annlis Krischke, Murali Perumal
Production: Kinderkanal (KiKA), NFP, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR)
PROGRAMME: SELECTION 8+