Asta Upset

Asta is an art curator looking for funds for „The Cinema! The Art“ exhibition in Berlin. Her struggle involves a moral dilemma – how to play the game of finance redistribution without selling her soul? A political manifesto in the format of a full-feature film, a satirical view on today’s world of art - the “left-wing” and the “right-wing” culture industry. The film highly benefits from theatre, advert, or soap opera stylisation. German political film of 2014.

  • Germany
  • 2014, 84MIN, Fiction
  • DIRECTOR: Max Linz
  • CAMERA: Carlos Andrés López
  • EDITOR: Max Linz, René Frölke
  • SCRIPT: Max Linz
  • SOUND: Jaime Guijarro Bustamante
  • ACTORS: Sarah Ralfs, Pushpendra Singh, René Schapach, Hannelore Hoger, René Schappach

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Max Linz

Max Linz

Max Linz earned a degree in Film Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3. He also studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). After two experimental medium-length films for which he found inspiration in the famous Kluge’s Oberhausen Manifesto, he made his feature debut Asta Upset.


Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Potsdamer Strasse 2
10785 Berlin, Germany