Program
Director: Véronique Reymond, Stéphanie Chuat
2020
Switzerland, Germany
99 minutes
Unclassified 15+

A memorable performance from one of Europe’s leading actresses

The Berlin theatre scene provides the background for this moving and widely praised exploration of family ties. Lisa is a playwright who has put her career on hold and moved to Switzerland to support her husband, but she is also nursing her twin brother Sven (Lars Eidinger from Babylon Berlin), a brilliant, erratic actor stricken with leukaemia. Nina Hoss, one of Germany’s leading actresses (and Christian Petzold’s favourite leading lady), gives a performance of terrific intensity and subtlety in this deeply felt exploration of the ties between brother and sister, ties that will endure until death.

“a graceful drama that twists the tear-soaked conventions of the cancer drama into something raw and satisfying…miles more powerful, and far more real than other films of its ilk…eschewing the expected for the raw emotion of real life.” (Indie Wire)

Film Type Feature Fiction
Program Strand Contemporary World Cinema
Language German, French, English
Subtitles English
Director Véronique Reymond, Stéphanie Chuat
Producer Ruth Waldburger
Screenwriters Véronique Reymond, Stéphanie Chuat
Cinematographer Filip Zumbrunn
Editor Myriam Rachmuth
Cast Nina Hoss, Lars Eidinger
Accolades Berlin, 2020
Genre Drama, Family