NRFF Amsterdam – Film of the Week
DIE PANTHERIN (PANTHERESS)
A young woman jumps off a bridge and survives, only to discover that her former life no longer exists.
Director: Lydia-Maria Emrich
Writer: Felix Engstfeld and Lydia-Maria Emrich
NRFF Category: International Shorts (any length between 15 and 45 minutes)
Runtime: 21 minutes
ABOUT THE FILM
Night in the city. A young woman walks alone on a bridge, her expression unreadable. She stops, hesitates for a second, then climbs over the railings and jumps to her death.
Mysteriously Mara survives and wakes up dazed and confused in a hospital. The doctors react strangely as she asks them to call her Boyfriend Janis.
Mara then escapes the hospital only to find her apartment has been changed and taken over by a strange women. No one recognises her anymore and she seems to have completely fallen off the face of the world. The jump hadn’t killed her but rather changed her entire existence, her past had been undone. Uncoupled from life Mara stumbles around in her lost past and tries desperately to find a new entrance. But can we ever have something back when it is long gone?
The film stars Saskia Rosendahl, Felix Rech and Simone Müller.
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HOW TO BECOME FILM OF THE WEEK
Film of the Week stands apart from the Official Selection process into the New Renaissance Film Festival. Being selected does not guarantee a place in the festival. However, from all the films of the week some will be chosen to be part of the festival, which will be held in Amsterdam (NL) on 29th October 2016. A prize will be given to the overall winner.
NRFF Amsterdam is now open for International, Dutch-Flemish and LGBT films and screenplays. Don’t miss our REGULAR deadline date: 31 July 2016.