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Anja Salomonowitz
Thursday 13.04.2017

Anja Salomonowitz

Peter Strickland
Wednesday 12.04.2017

Peter Strickland

Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, Tomáš Hrubý and Štěpán Hulík
Sunday 26.03.2017

Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, Tomáš Hrubý and Štěpán Hulík

Ludovica Ferrario
Friday 10.03.2017

Ludovica Ferrario

Steve Matthews
Sunday 26.02.2017

Steve Matthews

 

The NeverEnding Story

What was behind bringing Falkor to life?

Go back to your childhood and see timeless cult film on the big screen! And after the screening don´t miss fantastic case study with Colin Arthur, who was responsible for the development and production of all the creatures in Neverending story.

"Wolfgang Petersen's The NeverEnding Story is a marvelously realized flight of pure fantasy." 

variety.com


The first English-language film by Wolfgang Petersen is a story about a withdrawn, bookish boy called Bastian (Noah Hathaway), who fears his bullying schoolmates and an impending test, steals a mysterious book and reads it in the school attic. He is drawn into the fantasy to such an extent that it soon becomes clear he is the hero needed to save 'Fantasia' from destruction. Bastian's adventures include encounters with a range of magical creatures. The NeverEnding Story is a 1984 West German-produced English language epic fantasy film based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ende. 


"I took the head of my dog Tessa, as a guide for the head knowing that I could make him talk and smile as dogs do. I didn't know what to do about the wings. We didn't, really, we didn't have time to finish them. If I did Falkor again - I would say, normally nowadays, wings are made with the help of CGI - if we did Falkor again, the wings would be absolutely fantastic. Not only were I able to bring my dog back to Germany, the dog from my childhood, I also brought one of my parents, my mother, because I knew that we could both work on the same job, side by side. She celebrated her 70th birthday while we were on that shoot."


Colin Arthur

 

 


Directed by:
Wolfgang Petersen
Produced by: Bernd Eichinger, Dieter Geissler
Screenplay by: Wolfgang Petersen, Herman Weigel
Starring: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Moses Gunn, Patricia Hayes, Sydney Bromley
Music by: Klaus Doldinger, Giorgio Moroder
Cinematography: Jost Vacano
Edited by: Jane Seitz
Country: West Germany, United States, United Kingdom
1984
93 minutes