Erika‘s madness

In one long shot the film introduces us to four characters who make each other depend on one another on an emotional and personal level. We observe the main character, the actress Erika- her body reacts fragile to her surrounding not attempting to build up closeness to her former doctor, maid and husband. She has no trust and disclaims that she is sick. She tries to convince herself she is still the great diva and actress everyone knows from theatre. Yet, we can only sense her former extensiveness and hard work. We do not see her as an actress anymore, but furthermore, she lets us have a gaze in her private room- the camera manages to show Erika’s bed- where the actress lounges as on theatre stage. She raises with pleasure very slowly giving her maid harsh instructions. Erika does not divines that people free themselves from her attitude. The main character hiding under a blond shiny wig will spend her last ten minutes in her house. Trapped in isolation the characters find themselves in miscommunication and the range between distance and intimacy. Furthermore, the attempt to overcome the hierarchy fails. We ask ourselve what attaches others to Erika. Why do they try to make Erika depend on them, building up certain structures where Erika should fit in, at the same time untighten the dependant relationship.The illusion between theatre and reality leads to madness.
Julia Bremermann
Sylvia Schwarz
Robert Mika
Julia Hiemer
Buch: Antonia Walther
Kamera: Katharina Wahl
Produzent: Antonia Walther, Katharina Wahl, Alexander Wolff
Kostüm (Credit): Antonia Walther
Ton: Andrej Schmitt
DirectorRegie: Antonia Walther
GenreGattung: fictional
Production CountryProduktionsland: Germany
Production CompanyProduktionsfirma: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
ProductionProduktion: 2019
Recording FormatDrehformat: Digital
Screening FormatVorführformat: 1:1,85
Frame RateBildgeschwindigkeit : 24
Aspect RatioSeitenverhältnis : 1:1,85
Sound FormatTonformat : stereo
LanguageSprache : German with english subtitles
FassungFassung: OV
Running TimeLaufzeit : 11 min