Documentary - 2K - 5.1 - 97 min - 2018

A production of Wendländische Filmkooperative in cooperation with about:film. Financed by Norddeutschen Rundfunk (NDR), Filmförderung Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein and nordmedia – Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen.

cast
Biggi Denise Saskia Alfred

team
Script & Director Rosa Hannah Ziegler DOP Matteo Cocco Editor Rosa Hannah Ziegler Gerhard Ziegler Assistant of the Director Willi Reinecke Sound Siegfried Fischer Thomas Mayr Christian Grundey Class -Benjamin Berger Sound Design, Foleys, Mix Clemens Endreß Sound Editor Simone Weber Digital Post Production Optical Art Head of Production Benjamin Wüpper Color Grading Jochen Hinrichs-Stöldt Music Supervisor Simon Frontzek Music August A. Braatz Production Wendländische Filmkooperative Associate Production about:film Producer Roswitha Ziegler Associate Producer Markus Kaatsch Managing Editor NDR Timo Großpietsch Barbara Denz Line Producer NDR Jost Nolting Dramaturgy Christian Becker Katharina Pethke

Production
Wendländische Filmkooperative
Roswitha Ziegler
Dickfeitzen 13
29496 Waddeweitz, Germany
post@wfko.de
www.wfko.de

ASSOCIATE PRODUCTION
about:film e.K.
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany
info@about-film.de
www.about-film.de

Director
Rosa Hannah Ziegler
rh.ziegler@gmail.com
www.rosa-hannah-ziegler.com

Film Festival Agency
aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany
film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

downloads
Press Kit
Poster

Biggi and Alfred used to be a couple, but life’s tough if you don’t have gainful employment and so they are still living together on a run-down farm in Saxony-Anhalt. Biggi’s daughters Denise (17) and Saskia (14) are trying to make their way in life but are hindered, both by the emotional roller-coaster that is puberty and their fragmented schooling which has featured bullying, bouts of anxiety and various spells in homes. The adults try to give them stability, but they are battling their own demons. They have big dreams of a Western town or a stud farm, but without money their bucolic idyll of horses and dogs soon feels like the end of the world.
Rosa Hannah Ziegler creates a close, sensitive relationship with her protagonists that also gives them the space to express with dignity their vulnerability and brokenness. Ziegler’s family microcosm allows her to portray life on the margins and a group of individuals who, though excluded and powerless against institutions, are still full of dreams for a better future.

Festivals: 68th BERLINALE - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN (Germany) - Panorama - February 16, 2018  |   15th DOKUMENTARFILMWOCHE HAMBURG (Germany) - Official Selection - April 11, 2018  |   FRAMES OF REPRESENTATION 2018 AT INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS (UK) - Landscape Program, ICA London - April 20, 2018  |   28th FILMKUNSTFEST MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN (Germany) - Official Selection - May 1, 2018  |   15th NEISSE FILMFESTIVAL (Germany) - Official Selection - May 15, 2018  |   2nd FESTIVAL DE CINE DE PORTOVIEJO (Ecuador) - Official Selection - June 14, 2018  |   3RD SACRAMENTO UNDERGROUND FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (USA) - Official Selection - AUGUST 2, 2018  |   15TH SARATOV SUFFERINGS FILM FESTIVAL (RUSSIA) - Official Selection - SEPTEMBER 27, 2018  |   23RD SPLIT FILM FESTIVAL (CROATIA) - Official Selection - OCTOBER 4, 2018  |   4TH BANGIFF BANGKOKTHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (THAILAND) - Official Selection - OCTOBER 14, 2018  |   22ND GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL (SINGAPORE) - Official Selection - OCTOBER 25, 2018  |   5TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL (USA) - Official Selection - NOVEMBER 1, 2018  |   4TH BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL (BRAZIL) - Official Selection - NOVEMBER 1, 2018  |   42TH DUISBURGER FILMWOCHE (GERMANY) - Official Selection - NOVEMBER 5, 2018  |   8TH AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (UK) - Official Selection - NOVEMBER 7, 2018  |   12TH INTERNATIONAL EAST SARAJEVO FILM FEST (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA) - official selection - NOVEMBER 12, 2018  |   9TH DOC EST (ROMANIA) - Official Selection - NOVEMBER 14, 2018  |   4TH SIERRA INT FILM WEEKEND (BOLIVIA) - Official Selection - NOVEMBER 16, 2018  |   5TH BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DONA I CINEMA - MUJER Y CINE - WOMAN & FILM (SPAIN) - Official Selection - JANUARY 11, 2019  |   ACADEMY OF MEDIA ARTS „HEIMSPIEL 2019“ (Germany) - Official Selection - JANUARY 23, 2019  |   3rd IBIZACINEFEST (Spain) - Official Selection - JANUARY 27, 2019  |   18th DOCPOINT - HELSINKI DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Finland) - Official Selection - JANUARY 28, 2019  |   10th BERLIN LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Germany) - Official Selection - FEBRUARY 4, 2019  |   5th FINDECOIN - INDEPENDENT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Venuzuela) - Official Selection - FEBRUARY 25, 2019  |   Awards: GERMAN DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD 2018 - NOMINATION - June 27, 2018  |   15th NEISSE FILMFESTIVAL (Germany) - *BEST DOCUMENTARY* - May 15, 2018  |   15TH SARATOV SUFFERINGS FILM FESTIVAL (RUSSIA) - *2nd prize* - SEPTEMBER 27, 2018  |   4TH BANGIFF BANGKOKTHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (THAILAND) - *best documentary feature film* - OCTOBER 14, 2018  |   12TH INTERNATIONAL EAST SARAJEVO FILM FEST (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA) - *the gate of zvornik - best direction* - NOVEMBER 12, 2018  |   3rd IBIZACINEFEST (Spain) - *BEST DOCUMENTARY* *JURY PRIZE* - JANUARY 27, 2019  |