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FAMILIENLEBEN

FAMILIENLEBEN – FAMILY LIFE

Rosa Hannah Ziegler | Deutschland 2018 | 97 Min. | OmeU

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Biggi und Alfred waren früher ein Paar, aber das Leben ist hart, wenn man keine Arbeit hat, und so leben sie nach der Trennung immer noch zusammen auf einem heruntergekommenen Bauernhof in Sachsen-Anhalt. Biggis Töchter Denise (17) und Saskia (14) versuchen trotz aller schulischen und familiären Widrigkeiten, ihren eigenen Weg zu finden, während die Erwachsenen davon träumen, den Bauernhof in eine Westernstadt oder ein Gestüt zu verwandeln. Allein, es fehlt an Geld.
Familienleben zeigt aus nächster Nähe und ungeschönt die Verletzlichkeit und Gebrochenheit einer Familie im Abseits, ohne dabei jemals voyeuristisch oder aufdringlich zu werden. 

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Director: Rosa Hannah Ziegler
Camera and Sound: Matteo Cocco, Clemens Endress
Editing: Rosa Hannah Ziegler, Gerhard Ziegler
Producer: Roswitha Ziegler


Awards
15th NEISSE FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Neiße, Germany), BEST DOCUMENTARY; GERMAN DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD 2018 (Official Selection, Stuttgart, Germany), NOMINATED; 15th SARATOV SUFFERINGS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Saratov, Russia), 2nd PRIZE; 4th BANGIFF BANGKOKTHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bangkok, Thailand), BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM; 12th INTERNATIONAL EAST SARAJEVO FILM FEST (Official Selection, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina), THE GATE OF ZVORNIK – BEST DIRECTION


Screenings
68th BERLINALE – INT’L FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN (Panorama, Berlin, Germany); 15th DOKUMENTARFILMWOCHE HAMBURG (Official Selection, Germany), FRAMES OF REPRESENTATION 2018 AT INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS (Landscape Program, ICA London, UK); 28th FILMKUNSTFEST MV (Official Selection, Schwerin, Germany); 2nd FESTIVAL DE CINE DE PORTOVIEJO (Official Selection, Portoviejo, Ecuador); 3rd SACRAMENTO UNDERGROUND FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sacramento, CA, USA); 23rd SPLIT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Split, Croatia);22nd GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Singapore); 5th SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Bruno, CA; 4th BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bahia, Brazil); 42th DUISBURGER FILMWOCHE (Official Selection, Duisburg, Germany); 8th AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, York, United Kingdom)


Biography
Born in Hamburg, Germany in 1982, she studied directing at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. She won the German Short Film Award in Gold for her documentary Cigaretta mon amour – Portrait meines Vaters (2006). She followed this with multi- award-winning short films Escape (2011) and A Girl’s Day (2014) which both screened at numerous international festivals. In 2017 she made the television film Du warst mein Leben which has won a Grimme Award. Familienleben is her first feature-length documentary.