Everybody wants to be loved

A blisteringly hot summer day. Psychotherapist Ina notices something is wrong with her. But she doesn’t have time to worry about it: Patients are waiting at the practice, her daughter is threatening to move in with her father, her boyfriend wants to emigrate to Finland, and her self-centered mother is celebrating her 70th birthday. Ina wants to please everyone. But then everything changes.

***Winner BEST SCREENPLAY at the 39th Munich Film Festival / New German Cinema***

‘Pointed, full of quiet suspense, never losing its fine line and lightness’ (Filmfest München)

‘Anne Ratte-Polle in brilliant top form’ (Festival des deutschen Films)

‘With an outstanding Anne Ratte-Polle’ ‘…magnificently authentic’ (artechock.de)

‘Fine and refined’ (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

‘The film is very funny… very truthful. The film has a beautiful tragedy. Definitely go in. Great film!’ (BR KINOKINO)

‘Katharina Woll handles her delightful debut feature film with the grace and sensitivity of a much more experienced filmmaker’ ‘excellent feature… What Woll does next should be worth the wait.’ (thefilmverdict.com)

‘One recognizes oneself and others perfectly in the only slightly overdrawn characters.’ (film-rezensionen.de)

‘intensely embodied psychologist…. sharp-tongued tragicomedy’ (Tagesspiegel)

‘A sophisticated character mesh of conflicting wants & needs…. The film’s dialogue is sharp, believable, and goes to the heart of relationship conversations. That’s what makes them so painful – and so entertaining.’ (Jury Filmfest München – Almila Bagriacik, Sönke Wortmann, Ingo Fliess)

Produced by Deutschen Film- und Fernsehakedemie Berlin and Zeitgeist Filmproduktion. Co-produced by ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel and Katharina Woll. Financed by Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg.

Theatrical release in Germany: 8th March 2023 – Int’l Women’s Day (Camino Filmverleih)

CAST

Anne Ratte-Polle

Lea Drinda

Ulrike Willenbacher

Urs Jucker

Hassan Akkouch

Jonas Hien


TEAM

DIRECTOR
Katharina Woll

SCRIPT
Florian Plumeyer & Katharina Woll

DOP
Matan Radin

PRODUCTION
DFFB, Zeitgeist Filmproduktion

PRODUCER
Markus Kaatsch, Nina Poschinski, Michael Grudsky

KO-PRODUCTION
ZDF / Das kleine Fernsehspiel, Katharina Woll

JUNIOR PRODUCER DFFB
Charlotte Kennel

JUNIO PRODUCER ZEITGEIST
Margarita Amineva

EDITING
Kai Minierski

MUSIC COMPOSER
Moritz Krämer

COSTUME DESIGNER
Elena Gaus

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Winnie Christiansen, Anna Storandt

MANAGING EDITOR ZDF – DAS KLEINE FERNSEHSPIEL
Christian Cloos

  • 39th INT’L FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (GERMANY) – Best Screenplay
  • 16th FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL (GERMANY) – Opening Film
  • 18th FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN FILMS LUDWIGSHAFEN AM RHEIN (GERMANY) – Anne Ratte-Polle: The Art of Acting Award / Preis für Schauspielkunst
  • 22nd FILMKUNSTMESSE LEIPZIG (GERMANY)
  • 04th FEMALE FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL BERLIN (GERMANY) – Best Performance Anne Ratte-Polle
  • 2nd FILMTAGE OBERSCHWABEN (GERMANY) – Opening Film
  • 26th TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (ESTONIA)
  • 32nd KINOFEST LÜNEN (GERMANY)
  • 4th DIORAMA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (INDIA) – Golden Sparrow Award for Best Int’l Feature Film
  • 15th JAIPUR INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (INDIA)
  • 21st DHAKA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (BANGLADESH)
  • 38th SANTA BARBARA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
  • 18th BELOIT INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
  • 4th ROSHANI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (INDIA)