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Pelikanblut

Orizzonti

Director:
Katrin Gebbe
Production:
Junafilm (Verena Gräfe-Höft), Miramar Film (Mila Voinikova), Südwestrundfunk
Running Time:
121’
Language:
German
Country:
Germany, Bulgaria
Main Cast:
Nina Hoss, Katerina Lipovska, Adelia-Constance Giovanni Ocleppo
Screenplay:
Katrin Gebbe
Cinematographer:
Moritz Schultheiß
Editor:
Heike Gnida
Production Designer:
Silke Fischer, Anna Boyanova
Costume Designer:
Stefanie Bieker, Kristina Tomova
Music:
Johannes Lehniger
Sound:
Petko Manchev, Thekla Demelius

Synopsis

Wiebke lives together with her nine-year-old adoptive daughter Nicolina on an idyllic horse farm. After many years of waiting, she now has the chance to adopt Raya, a five-year-old girl, to provide Nicolina with the longed-for sister. The first weeks are harmonious, and the siblings get along great. But shortly thereafter, Wiebke realises that Raya, initially shy and charming, is becoming increasingly aggressive and poses a danger to herself and others. The mother will soon have to cross borders and take extreme decisions to protect her cubs.

Director’s Statement

Pelikanblut explores the nightmare vision of parenthood. The title refers to the Christian image of the mother pelican that feeds her dead offspring with her own blood and as a result brings them back to life. It is a metaphor for self-sacrificing love and faith. The protagonist of my film as well cuts her own sacrificial path in order to heal her emotionally ‘dead’ child. She starts a questionable treatment and becomes more and more obsessed with finding a solution for her dilemma.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Verena Gräfe-Höft – Junafilm
Behringstraße 16B
22765 - Hamburg Germany
Tel. + 4904039906567
info@junafilm.de

PRODUCTION 2: Mila Voinikova - Miramar film
38 Madrid Blvd.
1505 – Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel. 359 29434904
office@miramarfilm.com
http://www.miramarfilm.com

WORLD SALES: Balsan Louis - Films Boutique
Köpenicker Str. 184
10997 – Berlin, Germany
Tel. + 493069537850
contact@filmsboutique.com
http://filmsboutique.com/

PRESS OFFICE: Claudia Tomassini & associates - International Film Publicity
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10405 Berlin, Germany
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