Wiebke (45) lives together with her adoptive daughter Nicolina (9) on an idyllic horse farm. After many years of waiting, she now has the chance to adopt another girl, Raya (5), to provide Nicolina with the longed-for sister. The first weeks are harmonious, and the siblings get along great. But shortly thereafter, Wiebke realizes 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..
2019, 126 min.
Germany | Bulgaria
Director: Katrin Gebbe
Screenplay: Katrin Gebbe
Cast: Nina Hoss, Katerina Lipovska, Adelia-Constance Ocleppo, Murathan Muslu, Sophie Pfennigstorf, Dimitar Banenkin, Justine Hirschfeld, Yana Marinova, Daniela Holtz
Production: Junafilm (Germany) | Miramar Film (Bulgaria)
Festivals & Awards: Venice Film Festival – Orizzonti Competition | Best Director Award – Fantastic Fest, Austin, Texas | Producer Award of the Filmfest, Hamburg, Germany | Best Film Award – 25. Filmschau Baden-Württemberg,Germany | Special Mention – Ahrenshooper Filmnächte, Germany | Special Mention – for Adelia Ocleppo at Braunschweig International Film festival, Germany | Best Editing Award – German Film Awards | Special Presentation TIFF’19, Canada | Best Motion Picture Nominee – Official Fantastic Competition, Sitges IFF, Spain | São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil – Official Selection | Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece – Official Selection | PÖFF Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia – Current Waves Program | AFI European Union Film Showcase, USA | Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden – International Competition | Les Arcs Film Festival, France – Playtime Selection | Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA – World Cinema Now Selection | Kolkata International Film Festival, India | Hainan Island International Film Festival, China | Festival do Rio, Brazil | Stockholm Feminist Film Festival, Sweden