FRAGMENTS OF MY MOTHER
Twenty-seven years after my mother's suicide, I search for someone unknown to me. Based on old Super 8 film footage, conversations with my family and the personal letters of my mother, which appear in the estate of my grandparents, I try to get a picture of her. Behind her cheerful facade, hides a depressive inner world, which occupies more and more space. With an open view, the film approaches a closed subject, breaking the long-lasting silence.
Written and directed by Britta Schoening, Camera: Pierre Castillo Bernad. Sound: Denis Elmaci, Raffael Tönges. Editing: Janina Kaltenböck. Music: Denis Elmaci. Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Producer: Britta Schoening, Julian Platon. Length: 80 min., German OV, International Sales & Distribution: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.
© Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 2016
Festivals & Awards:
Premiered at Dok.fest Munich 2016, Winner Award by “Untertitel-Werkstatt Münster”
Original Title: FRAGMENTE MEINER MUTTER
TV adaptation for WDR "Menschen Hautnah" Als meine Mutter verschwand