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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1984 - 28 July.5 August

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Category: Edition 1984

Moritz, 9, has a fervent fantasy that makes him constantly distract and makes him misunderstood by adults. He decides to hide himself in an advertising pillar but then realizes that he can not remain isolated ...

Original Title Moritz in der Litfaßsäule
Italian Title Moritz dentro il pilastro pubblicitario
Category Official Competition
Section Competition
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 88'
Production Year 1983
Nationality East Germany
Directed by Rolf Losansky
Screenplay Rolf Losansky
Music Karl-Ernst Sasse
Main cast Dirk Müller, Dieter Mann, Walfriede Schmitt

 regista Rolf LosanskyROLF LOSANSKY

Rolf Losansky was the son of the scriptwriter Alfred Losansky and his wife Luise, a nurse and grew up in the dam suburb of Frankfurt (Oder), today Słubice (Poland). After attending school in Frankfurt (Oder) and Krumbach (Swabia), he graduated from 1946 to 1949 a book printing apprenticeship in Frankfurt (Oder), before he went to 1950-1953 on the workers and peasants faculty in Berlin. He could not decide in his career choice and initially studied three semesters of medicine at the Humboldt University in Berlin. As an educational assistant in the pioneer park in the Berlin Wuhlheide Rolf Losansky organized large events and folk festivals.
From 1955 to 1960 Rolf Losansky studied at the German Academy of Film Arts Potsdam-Babelsberg in the field of directing. His teachers were the directors Martin Hellberg, Kurt Maetzig, Richard Groschopp and Andrew Thorndike. Already during his studies he supported Wera and Claus Küchenmeister in the selection of children for their documentary "Dream for Tomorrow" (1956). In addition, he assisted Annelie and Andrew Thorndike in archival research for the documentary film "Teutonic sword enterprise" (1958) and supported the directors Joachim Hadaschik and Ivo Toman (CSSR) in the work on "It Fought 12 Armies", a documentary about the First Summer Partakiade in Leipzig , The documentary film "Soldier und Sportler" (1959) was his graduation film, with which he acquired his diploma in 1960 in addition to a theoretical work.
Rolf Losansky lived in Potsdam, was married to Annelore Losansky, philosophy lecturer at the Film and Television Academy "Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam-Babelsberg, and had two children.