Germany / 2016
Narrative / 16 min / Colored

Director:Kristina Kean Shtubert
Script: Ines Berwing (in Zusammenarbeit mit Kristina Kean Shtubert)
Cinematography: Nicola Alice Hens
Producer: Margarita Amineva, Kristina Kean Shtubert, Nicola Alice Hens
Production: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin GmbH

The film portrays the claustrophobic and extremely painful relationship between nine year old Elisa and her mother. At night, Elisa scratches herself, this drives her mother insane. However rather than to see this as a sign that something is wrong, she demands Elisa to stop. Does the mother’s anger provoke further scratching, or is it the other way around? It is impossible to tell. Suffering from the incredible pressure, Elisa finds it impossible to predict the action of her dominant mother. She just feels she should be different than she is. The little family begins to break apart and Elisa’s mother awkward attempts to keep their life in order, but it has gotten out of control. An undefinable force is splitting them apart.

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