production design beatrice schultz



rivale, feature film, 2020, 96 min.


written and directed by marcus lenz

cinematographer frank amann

produced by hanfgarn und ufer filmproduction (berlin), belkastrelka (Kiew), wildfilms(düsseldorf)


the story is about a 10-year-old ukrainian boy looking for his new home after his grandmother died. he follows his mother to germany who works illegally as a carer in a german household. but there is this other man.

a time of lurking begins, in constant tension between power struggles and cautious approach. a dramatic, unequal struggle driven by jealousy, love and the need to survive.

personal note

my question was, how many different faces may have "home"


world premiere busan international film festival (south korea), oct. 2020