THE DEATH OF MY MOTHER

A film by Jessica Krummacher


Weltpremiere am 12.02.2022, 12:30 Uhr, Berlinale Encounters

Distribution
Grandfilm

Kinostart 09.06.2022, in ausgewählten Kinos Deutschlands
Preview 04.06.2022, 19:30 Uhr, Schauspielhaus Bochum

Logline
Simply dying it is not. It is not easy to die.
Juliane's mother is only 64 years old. She is seriously ill and lives in a nursing home. Now she wants to die and stops eating and drinking. Juliane accompanies her mother through this process. Friends and acquaintances come to visit. They say goodbye. Juliane too, very slowly. Dying takes time, but it is quite peaceful, sometimes provocative. The outcome is already certain. Her mother will soon be gone, while Juliane's life goes on. She wants to help her mother, yet she knows she cannot take the dying away from her. Days turn into weeks. Daughter and mother are infinitely close, physically and spiritually. Until something separates them: the longed-for death.

Cast und Crew
Birte Schnöink, Elsie de Brauw, Christian Löber, Gina Haller, Susanne Bredehöft, Johanna Orsini, Katharina Schmalenberg u.v.m

Written & Directed by Jessica Krummacher
Artistic Assistent
Dramatic Advisor Franz Rodenkirchen
Camera Gerald Kerkletz
Editor Anne Fabini
Producer Walker & Worm Film GmbH

Script funded by Kuratorium junger deutscher Film
Production funded by BKM, FFF Bayern, NRW Filmstiftung

Festivals
Berlinale 2022
Lichter Filmfest 2022
Scanorama 2022

Presse zur Berlinale Premiere (Auswahl)
„Wenn das Leben schwindet“, Tagesspiegel 14.02.2022
„Abschied braucht Zeit“, Berliner Zeitung 13.02.2022
„Das langsame Verschwinden“, Welt 14.02.2022
Berlinale Talk mit Knut Elstermann„, RBB Radio Eins, 15.02.2022
The death of my mother„, Cineurope, 11.02.2022
Ein Film über einen langsamen Abschied„, Wiener Zeitung, 14.02.2022
i film che abbiamo visto a berlino„, ODG, 23.02.2022
Berlino F.F.: Zum Tod meiner Mutter„, CloseUp, 22.02.2022

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