Haus der Wünsche
Vanessa van Houten,
Germany, 2007, 101 min
Korbinian Greiner, Natalie Lambsdorff
Cast: Thomas Fränzel, Tschagsalmaa Borchuu, Lars Rudolph
9 November 2008, at 5:00 p.m
PAPERBIRD is a story about love, lost childhood and the search for your
Nic, an eclectic
23-year old young man is waiting in Bangkok
for his lost luggage. Whilst searching for necessities of daily life, he is
pulled into Bangkok.
Like Alice in
Wonderland, he stumbles with curiosity through a world unknown to him. When Nic
meets Coco her spirit reminds him of a person
he once knew in his childhood. He starts to remember his almost forgotten past
und begins his journey to look for his „House of Wishes“. Nic is mesmerized by Coco and a love story begins...
Only if you can love yourself can you truly love
someone else. Some of the people you meet in your life, you might only have a
short but strong encounter, which has an impact that is life changing. The
narrative was developed based on true life stories, which were researched in
the prostitution districts of Thailand.
The look of the film was inspired by the photographic works of Nan Goldin and Nobuyoshi Araki.
Vanessa van Houten
Vanessa van Houten was born in San Rafael, California
in 1971. She grew up in the Bahamas,
Berlin and Augsburg, Germany.
After completing studies of Photography and Photo Design at Polytechnic University
in Dortmund, she relocated to New York to study Anthology Film Archives in
NYC. From 1997 – 2007 Vanessa studied at Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, Munich in the Department
of Feature Films and Telemovies. PAPERBIRD is her
first feature film. Vanessa van Houten works as a
Photographer and Filmmaker and lives in Melbourne,