2010 LUX winner Feo Aladag shoots her new film in Afghanistan

The 2010 LUX Prize winner Feo Aladag with her feature When We Leave (Die Fremde), that attracted the international attention, shoots a new film Später im Sommer. The German writer/director and producer focuses the new story on the friendship between a German soldier and Afghan translator in the troubled area of Hindu Kush. Both of them are risking their lives in their faith in the good humanity.
 
Feo Aladag and her casting crew composed of  Ronald Zehrfeld (East-German drama Barbara), Felix Kramer, Roman Rien, Pit Bukowski, Tobais Schonenberg and Burghhart Klausnner (The White Ribbon), together with the amateur Afghan actors spent 35 days shooting in the Massar-e-Sharif and Kunduz areas.
 
You can find mostly female crew behind the camera with award-winning director of photography Judith Kaufmann (Four Minutes), German Lola prize winnerSilke Buhr (The Lives of Others) as well as the editor Andrea Mertens (Almanya – Welcome to Germany). The production closely cooperated with German armed forces  while intercultural consultant Matthias Kock and security expert Martin Lang provided advice on the set. The film was shot in German, Pashto, Dari and English.
 
Später im Sommer is produced by Independent Artists Filmproduktion in co-production with ZDF, ARTE as well as the Geissendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion. The production received financial backing by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Nordmedia, the German Federal Film Board and the German Federal Film Fund. The drama should appear in cinemas in spring 2014.