SND Films
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JOHN IRVING
By André Schäfer
2012
Cultural / Human Interest
54 & 90 min.
Germany
English
Produced by Florianfilm Gmbh
35mm
Format: 16:9

When reading John Irving, you get the feeling that you are sitting at a table and one of the characters is handing you a glass of wine. Irving is one of the world’s most read writers: More than 10-million copies of his 12 novels – including his breakthrough “The World According To Garp” and the 1980 “Ciderhouse Rules” – have been sold in 30 languages.

In 2012 Irving celebrated his 70th birthday and his new book “In One Person” was published. The film visualizes the elation in Irving’s novels (including his last one), a factor which makes him a literary figure of global format: a reality available for everyone.