• Beautiful You

    Directed by Bernadette Kolonko
    Germany | 19 minutes |

While Christine tries in vain to get her mute daughter to speak again, an unexpected encounter occurs: She meets Leonore and feels attracted to the woman. Driven by the duties of family life, Christine becomes increasingly conscious of how her own speechlessness prevents her from expressing herself and her desires.

In competition for Best Student International Short and Best LGBT+ Short

film synopsis

film details

Director: Bernadette Kolonko
Producers: Britta Strampe
Screenwriter: Bernadette Kolonko
Cinematographers: Carolina Steinbrecher
Editor: Marion Tuor
Music: Franziska May
Cast: Lucy Wirth, Birgit Unterweger
Original Language Title: Deine schöne Gestalt
Country: Germany
Language: In German with English subtitles.
Year: 2019
Running Time: 19 minutes
Primary Company: Film University Babelsberg
Contact Email: c.marx@filmuniversitaet.de
Website: https://www.filmuniversitaet.de/

director biography

Bernadette Kolonko, born 1985, studied photography at Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig and Zurich University of the Arts. After that she studied film directing and did her BA and MA at Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Aside from her direction of short films, she also works in casting for non-actors/actresses, working on Valeska Grisebachs Western. She engages in collectives and research groups, like Babelsberger Salon, the feminist film collective f/9 and SWAN. Since 2019 she has been a Fellow at Zurich University of the Arts, where she works as an artistic researcher and theory lecturer in the field of gender and diversity in fiction films.

2020 ShortFest Archive