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Panorama Dokumente

Fünf Sterne

Five Stars

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With her camera in tow, filmmaker Annekatrin Hendel settles into a hotel by the sea for four weeks; with her is her old friend Ines Rastig who, after her divorce and alimony battle, is now homeless. Room service may deliver fresh fruit every day, but it’s the moment of truth for these two women as they humorously and unsparingly scrutinise practical problems after the end of a long marriage. When they first met, Ines was a singer, painter and a photographer. But she has spent the past twelve years being a home keeper and looking after the children. The internet connects her to the world once more. Virtual communication via Facebook and an exclusively digital relationship become the lifelines in her suddenly quiet artist’s life. But then, a diagnosis overshadows everything else. After Vaterlandsverräter and Anderson director Annekatrin Hendel turns her attentions to yet another East Berlin biography. A gentle yet at the same time brutally honest film about the friendship between two women taking stock of their lives, between illness and Facebook, divorce and online love.

by
Annekatrin Hendel

Germany 2017

German

Documentary form
79 min · Colour

Crew

Written and directed by
Annekatrin Hendel
Director of Photography
Annekatrin Hendel
Editor
Rune Schweitzer
Sound Design
Michael Kaczmarek
Sound
Bosse Kowalski
Production Manager
Lisa Elstermann
Producer
Holly Tischmann
Co-producer
Michael Kaczmarek
Co-production
K13 Studios, Berlin

Biography

Annekatrin Hendel

Born in East Berlin, she is a writer, director and producer who founded and is managing director of the It Works! production company. She has been a member of the German Film Academy since 2011. Her documentary Vaterlandsverräter screened in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section of the Berlinale and won a Grimme Award in the category ‘Information and Culture’. Her documentary Anderson screened in the Panorama section of the Berlinale in 2014.

Filmography

2000 Star im Off; documentary 2008 Mit Fantasie gegen den Mangel 2011 Vaterlandsverräter; IFB Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2014 Anderson; IFB Panorama 2015 Fassbinder; documentary 2017 Fünf Sterne; documentary

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017

Produced by

IT WORKS! Medien