Bewildering, amusing, insightful: Anke Engelke acts out eight authentic interviews, assembling them into a gigantic mosaic about motherhood.
This film tells of the joy and doubt, the power and powerlessness, the anger and love involved in motherhood. It is at its heart a documentary project: eight women aged between 30 and 75 talk about their lives as mothers. What all these women have in common is their realization that motherhood is a highly ambivalent experience. For the film, these documentary statements are brought together visually in the form of a fictional character portrayed by Anke Engelke. The actress combines the women’s reports into a laconic narrative about the everyday life of a mother.
DE 2022, 88 Min., deutsche OmeU
Regie & Buch: Carolin Schmitz
Kamera: Reinhold Vorschneider
Schnitt: Stefan Oliveira-Pita, Annett Kiener
mit: Anke Engelke