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After a 13-year-old student disappears without a trace for a week and suddenly reappears, his mother and teachers are confronted with existential questions that change their whole view of life.
The story of Astrid (Maren Eggert), a forty-something mother of two, struggling to regain her balance in the wake of her husband’s death. Her adolescent son Phillip (Jakob Lassalle) disappeared for a week and now that he has returned, he faces disciplinary action at school and his toe requires amputation. As new questions confront Astrid from every angle, even simple activities like buying a bicycle or engaging with a work of art, are fraught with unexpected challenges.
“Viewers should be loath to presume any questions being asked by Schanelec’s exquisitely cryptic filmmaking, but our own are free to flower in its generous ellipses.” – Guy Lodge, Variety
“A film whose aesthetics may be intensely controlled and yet whose narrative is sprawling with meanings and readings.” The Film Stage
“Masterful in its subtlety, Schanelec once again proves her expert vision using unexpectedly simple parameters in complex ways.” – Nicholas Bell, Ioncinema.com
Runtime: 105 minutes
Director: Angela Schanelec
Country: Germany / Serbia