Press release!

GEORG FRIEDRICH | TILDE VON OVERBECK


2016 | 91 min. | German | Colour | 2.35:1 OAR | Sound 5.1 | Switzerland / France | Thriller | Colour


Cert. 15 (TBC) | Director TOBIAS NÖLLE


[For immediate release] Eureka Entertainment have announced the theatrical release of ALOYS, director Tobias Nölle’s noir-like tale of mystery and private eyes will be released in selected cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from 23 September 2016.


Aloys Adorn is a middle aged private detective who lives and works with his father. He experiences life from a safe distance, through a video camera he keeps recording 24 hours a day, and the massive collection of surveillance tapes he organizes and obsessively watches at home. But when his father dies, Aloys is left on his own and his sheltered existence begins to fall apart.


After a night of heavy drinking, Aloys wakes up on a public bus to find that his camera and precious observation tapes have been stolen. Soon after, a mysterious woman calls to blackmail him. She offers to return the tapes if Aloys will try an obscure Japanese invention called ‘telephone walking’ with her, using his imagination as their only connection. As he is drawn deeper and deeper, falling in love with the voice on the other end of the phone, the woman opens up a new universe that may allow Aloys to break out of his isolation and into the real world.


Aloys is Tobias Nölle’s first feature which he wrote, directed and edited. Highly acclaimed at festival screenings, with comparisons being made to filmmaker Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and writer Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation). Aloys is set to have its UK premiere in June as part of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, ahead of its London premiere as part of the East End Film Festival before it hits cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from 23 September 2016.





Tickets available for the UK Premiere (Edinburgh International Film Festival) http://po.st/UXQ4sP


Tickets available for the London Premiere (East End Film Festival Screening) http://po.st/WUtLls


Screening in cinemas nation-wide (UK & Ireland) http://po.st/sx9iK3


Dual Format (DVD & Blu-ray) release http://po.st/XXpgWQ


FESTIVALS:


BERLINALE – World Premiere in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival 2016 where it won the FIPRESCI PRIZE


EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – UK Premiere


EAST END FILM FESTIVAL – London Premiere


PRESS:


“Kaufman-inspired mind bender” – Indiewire


“Aloys exalts in glorious madness” - Twitchfilm