TIGER GIRL – Opening film of the Panorama Special

3. Februar 2017: Tiger Girl: A Martial Arthouse story about two girls


Director: Jacob Lass, Germany, 2017, 90 Minutes, Color, 5.1

Tiger Girl (Germany, 2017) the FOGMA-style feature film pictures the story of two girls, the wild outcast Tiger and the quiet Vanilla. In Tiger Girl the actors clash with a documentary style real work environment and choreographed martial arts light up the screen with energizing tension. The second film of German filmmaker Jakob Lass will celebrate its world premiere as co-opening film in the Panorama Special section of the Berlin International Film Festival. It will be released at April 6th in German cinemas by Constantin Film Verleih and is represented internationally by Picturetree International (PTI)


Press screening:
Friday, February 10th, 10:30, CineStar 3

Friday, February 10th, 19.00, Zoo Palast 1

Further screenings:
Saturday, February 11th, 9.30, CinemaxX 7
Sunday, February 12th, 22.30, Colosseum 1
Tuesday, February 14th, 18.30, W O L F 1
Sunday, February 19th, 17.00, Cubix 9

EFM Market Premiere:
Sunday, February 12th,15:00, CinemaxX 13 (for market badge holders)


The director Jacob Lass and Cast are available for interviews on February 12th. Please contact the agency rische & co pr (mail@rische-pr.de) with your interview request.

TIGER gets what she wants. Rule#2: The biter will bite. VANILLA does not even know what she wants. Apart from one important thing: a uniform – an assignment. But she did not pass the police exam and ends up at a security contractor. TIGER is intrigued by the girl, that just desperately tries to belong somewhere. TIGER teaches her biting and VANILLA tastes blood. TIGER needs to learn a new rule: They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.

Tiger Girl features Maria Dragus (Palm D’Or Winner ‘The White Ribbon’) as VANILLA and introduces french-swiss European shooting star Ella Rumpf as TIGER.

The fogma method
“Rules are Freedom” – this may seem paradox in the first place, but the filmmakers at FOGMA prove it with their energetic work. By developing and setting up rules, one can deal within the newly created frame with limitless creative freedom.

Tiger Girl the second feature by director/writer Jakob Lass, producer/writer Ines Schiller and producer/composer Golo Schultz, operates without written dialogue. The film follows the young director’s highly appraised FOGMA style debut feature LOVE STEAKS (hollywoodreporter-love steaks review), winner of the Slamdance Trailer Competition Grand Prix, the prestigious Max Ophüls Prize and all 4 awards of the Young German Cinema Awards at Munich’s IFF.

Tiger Girl is a Fogma Film Production in Co-Production with Constantin Film Production and Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg, in Cooperation with the Filmuniversity Babelsberg, funded by the Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg (MBB), die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (BKM) and Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF). Tiger Girl is an Alpenrot Presentation.

Picturetree International, the Berlin-based sales and distribution company, which returns in its 4th year to EFM with a stimulating ensemble of brand new titles, has acquired the international rights for Tiger Girl.

Press material will be also available at the Berlinale press service.