SUN. NOV. 6, 2011 – 4:00pm
Directed by Chris Kraus
On the eve of World War I, 14-year-old Oda von Siering returns to Poll, her family home on the Baltic coast, a region uneasily shared by Germans, Russians and Estonians. With her are the mortal remains of her mother, who passed away in Berlin. Awaiting the bright and inquisitive girl are her father Ebbo, an eccentric scientist with a dubious interest in racial breeding; her aunt Milla, who flees reality through music and affairs; and other members of her aristocratic German family, who are clinging to their privileges in a world on the brink of disaster. Upon finding a wounded Estonian anarchist on the estate, the passionate, impulsive Oda fearlessly hides him and secretly nurses him back to health, aware that her deed could trigger a chain reaction of uncontrollable violence.
Awards Marc Aurelio Special Jury Award & Politeama di Catancaro Award (Best Music: Annette Focks) Rome 2010, Best Director Tallinn 2010, Bavarian Film Prize 2010 (Best Actor Edgar Selge, Best Up-and-Coming Actress Paula Beer, Best Production Design Silke Buhr), German Film Award 2011 (Richy Müller Best Supporting Actor, Daniela Knapp Best Cinematography, Silke Buhr Best Production Design, Gioia Raspé Best Costume Design), Listapad Bronze Audience Award, Prize of the City of Minsk & Belaruskali Awards for Best Film Listapad Minsk 2011