Wedding Fever in Campobello
by Neele Leana Vollmar
Jan wants to marry the German-Italian Sara. Nothing spectacular. Just a small civil marriage. But then Jan had not quite reckoned with his future father-in-law. Antonio, who had come to Germany in 1965 as a guest worker and is married to the German Ursula, insists on having the wedding in Southern Italy. Basta! Jan, Sara, and her parents set off to Campobello to organize the large wedding with the entire clan. Confronted with a southern temperament, foreign cuisine, soft beds and rigid bureaucracy, Jan is forced to ask himself one day whether Sara and her family are really the right thing for him ...
Neele Leana Vollmar was born in Bremen in 1978. In 2000, she began her film studies at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy in Ludwigsburg, which she completed in 2005. In 2003, she received a Caligari fellowship and participated in both the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Hollywood Masterclass. During her studies, she made several short films, one of which is »Meine Eltern - My Parents« (2003), which played at over 250 film festivals and won 40 awards. Her feature film debut and graduation film at the Ludwigsburg Film Academy »Urlaub vom Leben - Vacation from Life« (2004) opened the 39th Hof International Film Festival. Since 2005, Neele Leana Vollmar has been working as a freelance film and advertising director. After »Peaceful Times« released in 2008, »Wedding Fever in Campobello« is her third feature film.
2009 »Wedding Fever in Campobello« (Maria, ihm schmeckt’s nicht!)
2008 »Peaceful Times« (Friedliche Zeiten)
2004 »Vacation from Life« (Urlaub vom Leben)
2003 »Meine Eltern« (SHORT) - (My Parents)
Lino Banfi - Antonio
Christian Ulmen - Jan
Mina Tander - Sara
Maren Kroymann - Ursula
Gundi Ellert - Gisela
Peter Prager - Eberhard
Director: Neele Leana Vollmar
Writer: Daniel Speck / Jan Weiler
Based on a novel by Jan Weiler
Producer: Jakob Claussen, Uli Putz, Cristiano Bortone
Co-Producer: Lothar H. Schubert, Martin Moszkowicz
Cinematographer: Torsten Breuer
Editor: Bernd Schlegel
Music: Niki Reiser
Art Director: Johannes Sternagel, Doerthe Komnick
A production of Claussen+Wöbke+Putz Filmproduktion GmbH
In co-production with Schubert International Filmproduktions GmbH & Co. KG / Orisa Produzioni Srl / ZDF / Constantin Film Produktion GmbH
With support from Filmfernsehfonds Bayern, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Eurimages, Filmförderungsanstalt, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Apulia Filmcommission
Format: 35 mm / 24fps / 1:1,85 / Colour / Dolby Digital
Length: 96 Min.
Original Language: German
Original title: Maria, ihm schmeckts nicht!