(Selection of 2020 program)
Judith’s boyfriend Gregor surprises her with a holiday at a spa hotel in Sicily that he hopes will help her relax from work. But off-season, the hotel feels dead and offers little in the way of distraction beyond a tennis court and some empty wicker beach chairs. The couple’s relationship is going through a rough patch and Judith is not really in the mood for a holiday, so the calls from her father’s company are a welcome diversion. It is the last couple of months before the birth of their child, but Judith does not see why impending motherhood should impair her life. Gregor’s expectations of their future as a family and the pressure this exerts on Judith only serve to increase the distance between them. Judith feels that she can no longer act freely. Their last few days at the resort turn into a power struggle about the possibility of reconciling family, career and self-determination.
About the director
Born in 1991 on the edge of the Ruhr area. He turned to photography at an early age, then to theatre - first to acting, later to directing. Supported by a German scholarship, he studied feature and documentary directing at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf from 2012 to 2018. His films have screened at the Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival and the International Hof Film Festival, among others. Henning Beckhoff lives and works as a freelance director, writer and producer of feature films and documentaries in Berlin.
- Henning Beckhoff
- Bastian Köpf, Paula Cvjetkovic, Henning Beckhoff
- Sabine Panossian
- Anna Mbiya Katshunga
- Giuseppe Tripodi
- Tobias Münch
- Valeria Venturelli
- Franziska Petri, Godehard Giese, Isabelle Torre, Patricia D'Antona, Peter Lohmeyer
- Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11, D-14482 Potsdam
- Omd/eU (German, English, Italian)
- 43 minutes