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Switzerland, 2013, 106 Minute Running Time
Topics: Drama, Gay/Lesbian
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Swiss German English Sub-Titles

Awards: Best Actress at Swiss Film Awards

Lorenz, a successful gay author suffering writer’s block, has to return to his small hometown in Switzerland from Berlin when his aging mother Rosie suffers a physical setback. Summoned by his sister, Sophie, who is having trouble dealing with their mother’s condition, Lorenz soon learns why his sister requires his help: headstrong and fun loving, their mother Rosie is resisting all efforts on the part of her daughter to give up her apartment and move to an assisted living facility, despite the fact that her drinking and her refusal to accept her physical impairment are creating the potential for calamity. Thus begins a series of long drives between Berlin and his mother’s house.

Over the ensuing months Rosie’s condition steadily deteriorates and she becomes increasingly strident about staying put. It’s also the beginning of a series of encounters with a young man who has been helping his mother, challenging Lorenz’s determination not to become involved in a relationship – a determination that springs from his past experiences with his family, and particularly with his father, of whom the family rarely speaks. When they finally do, it will bring revelations that change the course of Lorenz’s life.

Winner: Best Film, Queer Film Festival, Prague; Audience Award, Ljuljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Marcel Gisler
Producer: Susann Rüdlinger
Editor: Bettina Böhler
Screenwriter: Marcel Gisler, Rudolf Nadler
Cinematographer: Sophie Maintigneux
Principal Cast: Fabian Krüger, Sibylle Brunner, Judith Hofmann, Louis Krähenbühl
Filmography: F. est un salaud (1999)
Blind Date (1998)
Die blaue Stunde (1992)
Schlaflose Nächte (1988)

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