‘And Tomorrow the Entire World World’ to Enter Oscar Race for Germany

Julia von Heinz’s “And Tomorrow the Entire World” has been selected to represent Germany in the best international feature film category of the Oscars. The film premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival.

The decision was made by an independent jury, whose members were appointed by German Films. Ten films were submitted for selection.

The nine-member jury said in a statement: “At a time when democracy is coming under increasing pressure, Julia von Heinz poses the question of whether, and if so when, violence is justified or even necessary. Supported by an outstanding lead actress and shot in meticulous images, ‘And Tomorrow the Entire World’ confronts its audience with conflicts and decision-making processes that none of us can escape. A very personal film with great emotional impact.”

The film follows Luisa as she leaves her wealthy parents to study law. Her best friend introduces her to a rag-tag collective of Antifa activists drawn together by their will to fight for the cause and a disdain of conventions. In their mission to halt the continued rise of neo-Nazis across Germany, the group quickly comes to a crossroad: Does combatting hate justify violence?

As Luisa struggles to understand whether her actions are motivated by personal allegiances or political convictions, she and the group must decide what to do when the ideological fight against fascism becomes concrete.

The film was produced by Fabian Gasmia and Von Heinz; co-producers are John Quester, Thomas Jaeger and Antoine Delahousse. The production company is Seven Elephants in co-production with Kings & Queens Filmproduktion and Haiku Films. The distributor for Germany is Alamode Film, and Films Boutique is handling world sales.

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