„ - “Die Körper der Astronauten” developes a wonderfully quiet
undertow - with enigmatic depth. (...) In an aesthetic sense, her
work is already one of the most innovative competition films of this
festival year. It varies inbetween uncontrolledness, fragility and
paralysis. “- Kino-Zeit.de (Text by Simon Hauck)
In my experimental feature film “The Astronauts’ Bodies” I am concerned with the beauty and sadness of the decaying body, the collective dream of going to space and the effects of zero-gravity on the body. I was interested in the romanticized idea of lightness and zero-gravity as a strange paradoxical collective desire, to overcome Earth’s gravity which seems to be some kind of a heavy and pulling down bond.
When his two mature children Anton and Linda start leaving the house, after graduation, father Michael stops taking care of his body. Anton takes part in a bed-rest-study to contribute to space-traveling, while Linda is in search of her first sexual experience.
A poetic story about dreams to go to space and about the beauty of the human body.