The red haired Antonia calls her mother the radio host Zora on her show for coming home. But Zora joins a cuddle party. Antonia injures herself. The next day they meet in the metro.
Germany, 2008, Shortfilm, 14 Minutes, color, s 16 mm, Digi Beta, 25 p, 16:9, Dolby Stereo, German language, with English subtitles
It doesn't have to be good for being good
What happens to people who live in a world of coolness after work? Do they go for a beer with the other jerks? And what happens to the eleven year old Antonia? Does she copy her mother Zora´s cool lifestyle?
Only while wearing a mask Antonia is able to endure the lack of emotion under which she, on the one side, suffers, but , on the other side, still knows how to deal with. It is a mask which is linked with pains and renunciations. Behind that mask a demand is hidden as well as a feeling of shame; two aspects which both are containing the same – inner emptiness.
On the first glance Zora tries to escape from her loneliness by hanging around on anonymous cuddle parties, searching for something that she thought she has lost a long time before.
In that kind of environment there are no questions, no answers - no coolness. Nothing but being. But to give away the mask also means to put on another one. A diaphragm which is built on no obligations is collapsing in itself as soon as there is something putting pressure from outside.
It turns out very quickly there are still no solutions.
Birnur Pilavci (director)
Birnur Pilavci (screenwriter)
Philipp Baben der Erde (dop)
Daniela Grosch (editing)
Birnur Pilavci (producer)
Julian Holzapfel, Hendrik Schmidt (sound)
Manfred Bieckmeier (sounddesign)
The Ocean (music)
cast (name und role)
Antonia: Denise Weihrauch
Zora: Jule Böwe