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GERMANY | 118 minutes | 2019

Blond, angelic-looking Benni with her piercing blue eyes is just nine but has already exhausted every social service and children’s aid resource. One minute she’s sulking, the next she explodes into a terrifying rage. Yet all Benni really wants is love from a mother who keeps abandoning her. Shot with a handheld, almost jerky camera and lit with a rosy hue, Nora Fingscheidt’s latest is striking in its look and subject matter. Child actor Helena Zengel’s performance is absolutely astonishing.
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Q&A with Nora Fingscheidt on October 13th and 14th


With the support ofGerman Films.

"The film’s best takeaway is the exceptional, no-holds-barred performance of Zengel (“Dark Blue Girl”), who throws herself into the anarchic role with impressive abandon." Variety
"(Nora Fingscheidt) proves herself as a fierce directorial force to be reckoned with." The Upcoming

Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize - Berlin Film Festival

Audience Award - Transilvania Film Festival 

Best Actor - Santiago Film Festival

Germany's entry to the Academy Award for best international feature film

Programs

Sunday October 13, 2019

Program #98
18:05
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Monday October 14, 2019

Program #128
12:30
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 10

Wednesday October 16, 2019

Program #180
20:55
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Nora Fingscheidt

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Nora Fingscheidt
  • Producer Peter Hartwig, Jakob Weydemann, Jonas Weydemann
  • Cast Helena Zengel, Albrecht Schuch, Gabriela Maria Schmeide

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