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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)



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