Elisabeth

A Film by Katharina Woll

Synopsis

Elisabeth is a writer. Since her mother was sent to a nursing home, she lives completely isolated, spending her days writing. One day when Elisabeth takes a stroll through the park, she walks past seventeen year old Malek. When the young boy sees her, he is compelled to follow her home. He comes back to her house – again and again. A trip to his life leads to a rediscovery of herself.

Director

  • Picture of Katharina Woll © Katharina Woll

    Katharina Woll

    Katharina Woll was born 1984 in Munich. After her A-levels she lived in Quito, Ecuador for a few months, assisting the German documentary filmmaker Sigmund Thies. From 2004-2009 she studied Film and Theater Studies at the Friedrich- Alexander- University Erlangen, Ludwigs-Maximilian University Munich and the University of Buenos Aires. During her studies she worked for the Munich film production company DENKmal Film GmbH. She also worked for Perfect Shot Films Berlin as assistant director for "Knistern der Zeit – Christoph Schlingensief and his opera village". In addition, she interned with Armin Petras at the Thalia Theater Hamburg and with René Pollesch at the Munich Kammerspiele. Since 2010 she has been studying Film Directing at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. Recently she has directed various shorts and exercises.

Awards + Festivals

  • 47th HOF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Germany)October 22, 2013
  • BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, USA)May 30, 2014
  • 68th EDINBURGH INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Programme “Small Revolutions”, UK)June 18, 2014
  • 21st OPENEYES FILMFEST (Competition, Marburg, Germany)July 17, 2014
  • „BERLINFILME IM ESPERANTOGARTEN“ (Interkulturelles Theater Zentrum, Berlin, Germany)August 23, 2014
  • 38th MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (45th STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Canada)August 23, 2014
  • AEROE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Denmark) August 23, 2014
  • 34th CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL (Contemporary German Cinema, UK)August 28, 2014
  • 19th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)August 28, 2014
  • 13th SILHOUETTE FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, France)August 29, 2014
  • 4th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Competition, Germany)September 13, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Short film program, USA)September 20, 2014
  • 25th NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 16, 2014
  • 21st WOMEN MAKE WAVES FILM FESTIVAL (WMWFF) (Official Selection, Taiwan)October 17, 2014
  • 11th KIN WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Armenia)November 1, 2014
  • 4th AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, York, UK)November 6, 2014
  • 8th SWIKOS KURZFILMFESTIVAL / 8th SWIKOS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Basel, Switzerland)November 21, 2014
  • 2. PLACE
    FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (short film Competition, Mainz, Germany)November 27, 2014
  • MUMBAI WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT KURZFILMFESTIVAL 2015 (Competition, Frankfurt, Germany)July 17, 2015
  • 13th IN THE PALACE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)December 8, 2015
  • WOMEN IN REVOLT - BERLIN-BOUND (Screening ShortsOnTap, Z-inema Berlin, Germany)March 8, 2016
  • HOLLYWORMS – 4th LANGE KURZFILMTAG (Screening, Worms, Germany)April 23, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016

Crew

Director
Katharina Woll
Screenplay
Katharina Woll
Producer
Markus Kaatsch
Director Of Photography
Matan Radin
Editor
Katharina Woll, Lauro Cress
Sound
Thorsten Broda, Andrej Tag, Nils Strüven
Sound-Design
Matthias Kaatsch, Sascha Blank
Music
Mia von Matt

Details

Running Time
19:00
Shooting Format
16mm
Sceening Format
DCP, BluRay, .mov, HDCam, DigiBeta, HD (24fps)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1/Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILMSCHOOL, DISTRIBUTOR & PRODUCTION

dffb
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
German Film and Television Academy
Anna Zaluska, Josephine Settmacher
Potsdamer Str. 2
D-10785 Berlin, Germany

+49 30 257 59 153 / - 152
a.zaluska@dffb.de
j.settmacher@dffb.de
www.dffb.de