30.09. - 09.10.2021

Ruby Sparks USA 2012 | 104 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Jonathan Dayton

JONATHAN DAYTON (*1957) and VALERIE FARIS (*1958) have made numerous music videos and TV series. Their debut feature Little Miss Sunshine (2006) won numerous prizes, including two Oscars. The film had its German premiere at FILMFEST HAMBURG.

Valerie Faris

JONATHAN DAYTON (*1957) and VALERIE JEAN FARIS (*1958) are a pair of US film directors. Their debut film Little Miss Sunshine (Hamburg 2006) was a huge hit and won two Oscars. Previously, the two had developed show concepts for MTV, made music videos for bands like REM and Oasis and were active in the TV. series segment.

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Writer Calvin had a best-seller right at the beginning of his career and not much since. His psychiatrist advises the loner to create a fictional character as an inspiration. Calvin invents Ruby Sparks and then falls in love with his own creation. It works: thanks to her, his imagination takes flight again. Then, one day, he can‘t believe his eyes: Ruby leaves his manuscript and becomes a real person. A bizarre relationship ensues between author and character, starting with the question: how much of a life of their own should inventions be allowed to have?
Original title: Ruby Sparks
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Screenplay: Zoe Kazan
Cast: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould, Chris Messina
Producer: Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa
Director of Photography: Matthew Libatique
Music: Nick Urata
Production Design: Judy Becker
Editor: Pamela Martin
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox of Germany GmbH
World Sales: Fox Searchlight
Production: Bona Fide Productions; Fox Searchlight Pictures


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