Blood Rice and Tears
INSTITUTE: University of Television and Film Munich
SYNOPSIS: Tim is 38 and works as a taxi driver, which gives him enough flexibility to take care of his father suffering from Alzheimer. Lee, a 25 year-old Chinese student, is Tim’s partner – although he would like something more than occasional sex in Tim’s taxi. The problem is that the father takes all the attention he can get. So Lee urges Tim to take a decision: it is either him or his father, their relationship or his family.
PROFILE: Johannes Rosenstein was raised in England, Tanzania and Kenia. After a voluntary civil service in France and Belgium, he attended film studies, political and social studies at the Berlin Free University. He published a book on contemporary African cinema. He then started to study film directing at the University of Television and Film in Munich. Many of his projects include social and political issues. Together with his collegue Ralf Bucheler, he founded the production company called The Royalfilmakers”. Blood Rice and Tears is the work he obtained the diploma with at the University of Television and Film in Munich.