by Philipp Klinger
2015 | HD | 10 min.
Date thursday 14 july
A bitter-sweet black comedy about one man's obsessive attempt to get a rare and valuable stamp known as the "Blue Sophia." It is the one stamp missing from his recently deceased wife's stamp collection and he's hoping that procuring it will help him overcome his grief. When he asks the members of his brass band for help, the story takes an unexpected turn, and he becomes increasingly desperate, resorting to ever crazier schemes to find the money to purchase the stamp.
Philipp Klinger grew up in a small village near the black forest and escaped early into theatre, writing, music and of course into film making. After an apprenticeship as a media designer in a film production company he worked mainly as a first assistant director on commercials, short films and feature films. With his first own short film he succeeded to study directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and received the prestigious scholarship Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. In 2014 he lived in Istanbul for one year for an exchange funded by a scholarship as well. Currently he is working on his Diploma film.