Selb · April 04 - 07, 2024 47. GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Program

Alaska

Storyline

After a turning point in her life, Kerstin (Christina Grosse) returns to the place of her childhood. She puts the red DDR kayak into the water and begins a journey across the Mecklenburg Lake District. Between tourism and sadness, the kayak becomes a protective capsule for her—until one day she meets Alima (Pegah Ferydoni), who finally asks the paddling loner the right questions.

This place means nothing to Alima. The constant paddling, the tranquillity of nature and the lack of a radio network are nothing but a burden to her. Kerstin, who is as stoic as she is vulnerable, is a welcome change, so the different women continue their journey together. But gradually, with Sören (Niklas Wetzel), Thomas (Karsten Antonio Mielke) and Nina (Milena Dreissig), Kerstin's past creeps in on the lake district and finally challenges her seclusion.

Filmography (Selection)

2022 LASS MÖRDER SEIN, 18 min, screenplay, director (Filmfest Dresden, Grenzland Filmtage Selb, Bundesfestival Junger Film)
2021 EUROPE CALLING, 10x25 min, writer in the Writers Room (Audio - series commissioned by FYEO) 2020 NACKTBILDER, 16 min, co-directed (Filmkunstfest Schwerin "Audience Award", short film catalogue GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2021)
2018 KAHLSCHLAG, 98 min, screenplay, director ("Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino", Hofer Filmtage, Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg, LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt, Napoli Film Festival, Filmfest Osnabrück, Västerås Film Festival, German Acting Award. "Best Leading Actor", Heimat Europa Film Festival, among others).
2017 ENDZEITSTIMMUNG, 7 min, director (up&coming, Filmfest Osnabrück, Filmkunstfest Schwerin and others

Credits

Director:
Max Gleschinski
Script:
Max Gleschinski
Camera:
Jean-Pierre Meyer-Gehrke
Editor:
Clara Grözinger
Sound:
Moritz Busch
Music:
Axel Meier
Cast:
Christina Große, Pegah Ferydoni, Karsten Antonio Mielke, Milena Dreißig
Producer:
Wood Water Films
Contact:
Wood Water Films
E-mail:
mail@woodwaterfilms.com
  • Germany
  • OV (German)
  • 2023
  • 124 minutes

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