UPDATE: CIFF44 CANCELLED

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44's amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City's obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.

Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } See Beyond

CENTER OF MY WORLD
(Die Mitte der Welt)

 

Year: 2016
Country: GERMANY
Run Time: 115 minutes

CENTER OF MY WORLD
CENTER OF MY WORLD
CENTER OF MY WORLD
CENTER OF MY WORLD

Love is at the center of Phil’s world, and it’s really screwing things up for him. Whether it’s love for his slightly loony mother Glass and his fraternal twin Diane (who suddenly aren’t speaking), love for his gorgeous new boyfriend Nicholas (who may not love him back), or love for his best friend Kat (who may have eyes for Nicholas), love is making a royal mess of everything. With such adorably dysfunctional and odd people around him to set highly questionable examples, what is a gentle and trusting young soul like Phil supposed to do when all hell breaks loose? CENTER OF MY WORLD skips gleefully from past to present, bringing Phil up to this point in his off-kilter fairytale life. It’s a bright, colorful whirl of images that reveals both fantastic patterns and a deeply human story. Joyful, funny, and sometimes sad, this film is for everyone who has ever looked for love, who has found it, or who can’t figure out exactly what to do with it. (In German with subtitles) —C.R.

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:45 AM

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 6:50 PM

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 8:40 PM

Sidebar
10% CINEMA

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Director
Jakob M. Erwa

Jakob M. Erwa was born in 1981 in Graz, Austria. He is an actor, writer, cinematographer, and director. His films have received numerous nominations and awards.

Filmography
"All the Invisible Things" (2007), "Homesick" (2015), CENTER OF MY WORLD (2016)

Producer
Boris Schönfelder

Screenwriting
Jakob M. Erwa

Cinematography
Ngo The Chau

Editing
Carlotta Kittel

Principal Cast
Louis Hofmann, Sabine Timoteo, Ada Philine Stappenbeck, Jannik Schümann

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