«COLONIA», directed by Florian Gallenberger, starring Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl, is a co-production between Iris Productions and Majestic Films, Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Rezo Productions, Fred Films, in association with ProSieben and Sky. The film was supported by the Luxembourg Film Fund, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFA German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), and the European Media Program.
- TIFF, screenings 14 and 19 September, category Special Presentations
- Zürich Film Festival, screenings 26 September and 04 October, category Gala Premieres
Colonia tells the story of Lena and Daniel, a young couple, who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by Pinochets secret police and Lena tracks him to a high security area in the deep down South of the country: a place known as Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia deceptively presents itself as a charitable mission run by Paul Schäfer, a lay preacher; it is however a place from which nobody has ever previously escaped. Lena decides to join the infamous cult in order to save Daniel.
The worldwide theatrical release is scheduled for the 21st January, 2016