• WOOD AND WATER
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WOOD AND WATER

Feature Film

80'| 16 mm | Germany, France, Hong Kong | 2021

Trance Films

'Wood and Water'

Anke retires from her job at the church in rural Black Forest and wants to reunite with her children by the Baltic Sea, a place where they used to live as a young family, where she lived her best years. Her son Max is unable to join them, as protests are bringing his new home Hong Kong to a standstill. She has been out of touch with him for many years and after an otherwise uneventful summer, spent in nostalgia and facing the void of retirement, she decides to visit him. A mother wants to check in on her children every now and then, but Hong Kong is also her adventure, her escape.


Berlin International Film Festival 2021
Special Mention - Perspektive Compass Award
New Directors/New Films 2021, Film at Lincoln Center/MoMA, New York
BFI London Film Festival 2021, UK
Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2021, Montreal, Canada
New Horizons Film Festival 2021, Wroclaw, Poland
Taipei Film Festival 2021, Taiwan
Valladolid Film Festival 2021, Spain
Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2021, Brazil
Lucca Film Festival, Italy
Black Canvas Film Festival, Mexico
Festifreak Film Festival, La Plata, Argentina
Fünf Seen Film Festival, Starnberg, Germany
"The Body and the City", Goethe Institut Hong Kong, 2021