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A film by Martin Monk

Cannes Cinéfondation 2019

Genre(s): Drama

• Theme(s): Family / Father-Daughter Relationship / Friendship

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  • Martin Monk


    Martin Monk is a German film director and screenwriter of English and Russian descent. After studying history and philosophy he turned to fictional filmmaking, directing several self-produced short films before being selected by Michael Haneke as an M.A. Directing student at Film Academy Vienna. His latest work Favoriten traces the steps of a runaway girl in search of her father and is an Official Selection at the 72nd Festival de Cannes. Analog photography, a passion since youth, remains a major source of inspiration for his cinematic work.

    2013: Happy Tears
    2017: Alphamädchen
    2019: Favourites

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2019: Raindance Film Festival


After falling out with her mother, juvenile Sofia hitchhikes southwards in search of the father she never had.
When she meets grumpy engineer Michael, who reluctantly agrees to give her a lift, the two strangers develop an unlikely friendship on their shared journey through the Austrian south.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 18'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Country(ies) of production: Austria
  • Original Language(s): German
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Lia Wilfing, Christian Dolezal, Renate Baier, Günther Lainer
  • Screenplay: Martin Monk
  • Cinematographer: Johannes Höß
  • Editor: Felix Kalaivanan
  • Sound: Julia Willi
  • Producer: Michaela Finis

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Film Academy Vienna