At Eye Level / Auf Augenhöhe

Directed by Joachim Dollhopf and Evi Goldbrunner
  • Germany
  • 98 mins
  • German with English Subtitles

In this tender tale of broadened perspectives, a young boy has his preconceptions challenged when, upon meeting his long-lost father, he discovers his dad is the same height as he is.

Michi, 11, has been living in a group home since the death of his mother. He has never known his father, but becomes determined to locate "Tom" after discovering a lost letter his mother wrote. An online search leads Michi to his father's doorstep, where he waits for a while before leaving a note. A neighbour tells Michi that Tom is usually rowing at that time of day, so Michi makes his way to the water — where his excitement is replaced with shock when he sees that Tom is the same height as him, shattering the vision of his father he had constructed. He races back to Tom's apartment to retrieve the note, but it's too late. Michi avoids questions from his friends and hopes that Tom won't get in touch. When Tom does show up, both of their lives will change in unexpected ways.

This film is a testament to the remarkable relationships that are possible when perspectives are broadened and individuals embrace each other's differences.

Presented in co-operation with the Goethe-Institut Irland

This film will be preceded by a short film, Mrs McCutcheon.

Mrs McCutcheon
Directed by: John Sheedy
Runtime: 16 mins

Having always felt he was born in the wrong body, 10-year-old Tom chooses the name Mrs McCutcheon rather than the name he was given at birth; he also prefers the flow of a dress rather than the cut of a pant. Now at his third school Tom is having trouble settling in and finding acceptance from his newfound peers – except for Trevor, a tough little charmer who also suffers prejudice due to his Aboriginal heritage. With the school dance only days away Tom is thrust on a journey of self-discovery and sacrifices to find his place in the world. Be prepared for a courageous ending that might just revolutionize the school dances forever!

Schedule & Tickets

1 Mar 13:00 Dundrum Book