excerpt from AUF ANFANG | RETURNING (2014)
30 min. | fiction | dffb
a film by jonas rothlaender
After Ines suddenly disappeared from her friend Promi's life six years ago, she now
wants to revive their once intimate relationship on a joint vacation. But soon Promi
discovers the true reason behind Ines' sudden return.
Six years ago, Ines disappeared from her friend Promi's life, without leaving so much
as a note, and started a new life in Guatemala.
Much to Promi's surprise, Ines suddenly gets in touch and invites her to spend a joint
vacation in Northern Germany, in the hopes of reconnecting with old feelings.
However, the women's longing to rediscover their past relationship is frustrated by the
unresolved conflict and their shifting the blame on each other. Their different life
When intimacy finally seems possible, Ines makes a weighty confession, revealing the
true reason for her return home.
56. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
10. Achtung Berlin - New Berlin Film Award
director Jonas Rothlaender
cinematography Mario Krause
producer Ricarda Kniesz
edititor Jonas Rothlaender
sound Johannes Kaschek
sounddesign Julian Cropp
mixing Alexandre Leser
set design Sandra Klaus
costumes Sandra Klaus
make-up Sandra Klaus
line producer Andreas Louis
© German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb), 2014
Germany, 2014, Short, 29 Minutes, Color, HD
DCP 24F/Sec, 1:1,85, Stereo, German with engl. Subtitles