Germany | 2013 | Fiction | 89 Minutes | US Premiere
Director: Jakob Lass
Writer: Jakob Lass, Ines Schiller, Timon Schaeppi, Nico Woche
Producer: Ines Schiller, Golo Schultz
Cinematographer: Timon Schaeppi
Editor: Gesa Jäger
Composer: Golo Schultz
Cast: Lana Cooper, Franz Rogowski
Synopsis: Infused with the chaotic energy of its main character, Lara – an alcoholic chef at a luxury hotel – Love Steaks is an unbridled delight; an unlikely love story that erupts as sparks fly between the fiery Lara and a sensitive masseur named Clemens. Gleefully provocative and as deliberately off-key as Lara’s guitar-playing, this black comedy was filmed in an improvisatory style amidst a real hotel staff. Love Steaks was the winner of the Lions Film Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival.
Filmmaker Bio: First time editor Gesa Jäger completed specialist training for both film and news editing at Norddeutscher Rundfunk in Hamburg, before graduating with a Masters of Fine Art from the HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg. She is currently at work on her own feature film, Happy Hour.