NO ONE'S WITH THE CALVES
Niemand ist bei den Kälbern
Directed by: Sabrina Sarabi
The groundbreaking Berlin School group of filmmakers around Valeska Grisebach and Christian Petzold is casting its influence over a new generation of directors. One candidate for this next wave is Sabrina Sarabi (who has also cited Andrea Arnold as a role model). “Sarabi draws one of the most vivid and complex female portraits of this Locarno selection. Based on the eponymous novel by Alina Herbing, the film develops around the figure of Christin, a young woman who lives and works with her partner Jan on his family’s farm. [Christin] finds herself overwhelmed by the boredom and indifference of those around her. Saskia Rosendahl, who portrays this multifaceted character with absolute dedication, was awarded the Locarno award for Best Actress.” (Senses of Cinema). The film also won the German Camera Award and was nominated for multiple other international honours.
CAST: Saskia Rosendahl, Rick Okon, Godehard Giese
- Bulgarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards 2018
- Golden Rose Festival of Bulgarian film: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Critics Gild Award and Audience Award