24 Wochen

24 Weeks
Astrid is a comedian who makes people laugh for a living; her husband Markus is her manager and the two of them work well together. They have a nine-year-old daughter and are expecting their second child. When they learn that their child will not be born healthy, they are at first optimistic that they will be able to meet this challenge – although they have no idea what awaits them. But the closer it gets to the due date, the more Astrid begins to worry about the future of her unborn child as well as that of her family and her career. After many discussions and arguments Astrid realises that the decision that will affect all their lives must be made by her alone. What complicates matters further is the fact that, as a successful entertainer, she is in the eye of the public and the media.
As in her first film Zwei Mütter (Two Mothers) which screened in Perspektive Deutsches Kino in 2013, Erfurt-born director Anne Zohra Berrached’s second feature also explores the way in which women choose to live their lives, delivering a powerful portrait of a woman who finds herself caught up in a major moral dilemma for which there are no easy solutions.
by Anne Zohra Berrached
with Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf, Emilia Pieske
Germany 2016 102’

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