Von Mädchen und Pferden (OmeU)

V'14

Von Mädchen und Pferden (OmeU)

Of Girls and Horses

Monika Treut
D, 2014
Fiction, 82min, OmeU

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Von Mädchen und Pferden (OmeU)

Monika Treut
D, 2014
Fiction, 82min, OmeU

Cast: 
Ceci Chuh
Alex
Alissa Wilms
Kathy
Vanida Karun
Nina
Ellen Grell
Christine
Ulrike Ehlers
Mrs. Hansen
Peter Möller Ehlers
Mr. Hansen
Screenplay: 
Monika Treut
Sound: 
Oliver Göbel
Camera: 
Birgit Möller
Editor: 
Madeleine Dewald
Composer: 
Masha Qrella

Production: 
Hyena Films, Salzgeber
World Sales: 
Salzgeber & Co. Medien
Format: 
DCP
Color

Alex is a 16-year-old misfit, a school drop-out – she’s been using drugs, cutting herself and is a general failure. Now, her adoptive mother has put her in an internship at a Northern German farm to work with horses, as her last chance to find a balance in life. There she meets Nina, her teacher, a 30-something lesbian, a horse lover, who needs a break from her partner Christine and their city-life. At first, Alex hates being at this remote farm in the middle of nowhere, but she slowly connects with the horses. Then, an upper-class girl, Kathy, arrives at the farm for a vacation with her own beautiful horse. At first Alex dislikes privileged Kathy, but slowly the unlike girls start a friendship. One weekend they’re alone at the farm and things get out of control.
A coming-of-age story with girls and horses in the stark environment at the most Northern tip of Germany at the ocean near the Danish border.

In the presence of Monika Treut.

VON MÄDCHEN UND PFERDEN is screened on Nov 6  at 9 pm in the original version (without subs)!