Ben and Mimi – Mimi and Ben

A Film by Eva Rini May Cragg

Synopsis

Taking care of her husband Ben, who refuses to permanently remove the washcloths tied to his hands, Mimi finds her marriage rotating in an almost surreal routine. Suppressed by his weakness, while simultaneously enabling it, she misses a connection to the outside world and to nature in all its harshness.

Acting upon these claustrophobic feelings, Mimi secretly opens a window one night and allows a caterpillar to enter their home. Getting closer to the animal, she slowly rediscovers a more primal, free and almost mystical side of herself.

Director

  • Picture of Eva Rini May Cragg © Eva Rini May Cragg

    Eva Rini May Cragg

    Eva was born and raised in Wuppertal, Germany, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the Bergische Universität Wuppertal in 2011. Eva then moved to Beijing, China, in order to work for the German Architecture Office gmp architects.

    She began to make her first short films, both live action and animation, as she pursued her Master of Science in Architecture at the KTH Stockholm in Sweden and upon completing her degree in 2014, Eva came to the Columbia University Graduate Film Program in New York City.

    In October 2018 Eva moved back to Germany and now lives in Berlin. She is expected to graduate with an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing from Columbia University in early 2019. 

Awards + Festivals

  • CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (World Premiere, Competition, USA) March 11, 2019
  • HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS - SPRING SEASON (Finalist, Carson, CA, USA)May 17, 2019
  • 1st WEST EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)August 17, 2019
  • 4th NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)August 22, 2019
  • 19th NEVADA CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nevada City, CA, USA)August 23, 2019
  • 5th FILMFEST BREMEN (Official Selection, Bremen, Germany)September 19, 2019
  • 5th VÄSTERÅS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Västerås, Sweden)October 4, 2019
  • 16th “KIN” WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition program, Yerevan, Armenia)November 11, 2019

Crew

Director
Eva Rini May Cragg
Screenplay
Eva Rini May Cragg
Producer
Apoorva Guru Charan
Director of Photography
Gabriel Wilson
Production Design
Yu-Hsuan Chen
Sound
Vera Quipse
Editor
Eva Rini May Cragg
Sound Design
Pru Montin // Steve ‘Major’ Giammaria // Sound Lounge
Music
Andrew Howes

Cast

Mimi
Megan Channell
Ben
Eric Whitten

Details

Running Time
15:26 min
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,85
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Eva Rini May Cragg
ecc2165@columbia.edu

+49 (0)151 1855 3762

www.evarinimay.com