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Everything Will Change Programme 2021

by Marten Persiel Focus Competition

It’s the year 2054, and human life takes place almost exclusively in front of a screen. Ben stumbles across an analogue photo of a giraffe - an animal he has never heard of, let alone seen. Excited, he and his two friends begin to do some research, before coming across the "ark," an institute full of scientists who tell them about climate change on Earth and the once-abundant biodiversity. Fascinated by what they discover and dismayed by the lack of action taken by past generations, the trio sets out to persuade people to save the planet. Using elements of fiction and documentary, filmmaker Marten Persiel turns his gaze towards the future of our planet and creates a dystopian sci-fi fairy tale.

Nominated for the Science Film Award

About the director(s)

Marten Persiel was born in 1974 in Berlin. He studied directing and screenwriting at Westminster University in London. His debut film THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA won multiple awards in 2012, including Best Film in the “Perspectives on German Cinema” section at the Berlinale. Persiel is known for bending the boundary between fiction and documentary. The filmmaker’s EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE world premieres at ZFF.

Filmography: Everything Will Change (2021) | This Ain’t California (2012) | Mimi, La Joie (doc, 2007) | Three Foot Charlie (2006)


About the director(s)


Time Venue

21:00* Kosmos 6

13:30* Kosmos 6

14:00 Arthouse Piccadilly

20:30 Kosmos 3

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  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Country, Year: Germany, Netherlands, 2021
  • Runtime: 93 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Marten Persiel
  • Cast: Noah Saavedra, Jessamine-Bliss Bell, Paul G Raymond, Wim Wenders, Markus Imhoof
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  • Screenplay: Marten Persiel, Aisha Prigann
  • Cinematography: Felix Leiberg
  • Editors: Maxine Goedicke, Bobby Good
  • Music: Gary Marlowe
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  • Producers: Katharina Bergfeld, Martin Heisler
  • Co-Producer: Annemiek van der Hell
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  • Production Companies: Flare Film GmbH, Windmill Film
  • World Sales: TF1 Studio
  • Swiss Distribution: Pathé Films AG
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