MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE – NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL GERMAN SPOTLIGHT 2018
This year marked my third time partaking in the Newport Beach Film Festival German Spotlight, and what can I say – I was blown away! From the movie to the after party, everything was upscale and amazing. I might even dare claim that this year’s movie was the best German film I personally have ever seen.
I love film and the movie industry, and while I have seen some great German films during my time on earth, nothing ever struck me as much as My Blind Date with Life, which is based on a true story.
In this biography/ comedy/ drama, teenage boy Saliya Kahawatte (remarkably played by Kostja Ullmann) aspires to work in the hotel business after graduating High School, but his dream is being jeopardized when he becomes nearly blind. Even though several people, including his father, tell him to “Stop dreaming,” Saliya is still determined to follow his calling and applies to several hotels, including the Bayerischer Hof in Munich, one of the most prestigious hotels in the country.
Saliya ends up getting an apprenticeship at the Bayerischer Hof, without anyone telling the minor detail of him having only 5% of his eyesight left. While working at the hotel, [Read more…] about My Blind Date with Life – Newport Beach Film Festival German Spotlight 2018