Pelican Blood

Pelikanblut | Katrin Gebbe | DE/BG 2019 | 121 Min | DCP
Filmcasino
Su,20.09.▸20:00
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Metro
Mo,21.09.▸18:00
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A woman who trains police horses adopts her second child, five-year-old Raya, who in her unclear past seems to have been severely traumatized. Shortly after Raya arrives at the single mother’s ranch, the girl exhibits violent, antisocial behavior. Experts voice caution, but Wiebke remains resolute in her wish to help Raya—reaching her limits but pushing beyond them. Katrin Gebbe’s second feature film, a bleak psychodrama, is a parental nightmare come true: outstanding and deeply challenging cinematic discomfort food with an incredible performance by Nina Hoss.

Unfortunately Katrin Gebbe can’t attend the screening on Sep 20 due to current events and travel restrictions for Vienna. The Q&A will be conducted via video after the screening

Katrin Gebbe
directed her first short films during her studies in Liberal Arts and Visual Communication at the Academy of Visual Arts in Enschede (Netherlands). Finishing her postgraduate course in film direction at the Hamburg Media School with the award-winning short film Şoreş & Şîrîn, she started off her remarkably successful writer/director career: Her first feature, Nothing Bad Can Happen (Tore Tanzt, 2013), premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, and Pelican Blood was the 2019’s Orizzonti opener in Venice. She also directed an episode for the omnibus film The Field Guide to Evil, presented at SLASH 2018. Her films share the unique curiosity to “look for beauty in the messed-up,” as she puts it. Gebbe has been working as a guest teacher/lecturer at several film universities.
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Language OmeU
Cast Nina Hoss, Murathan Muslu, Sophie Pfenningstorf, Justine Hirschfeld, Yana Marinova, Dimitar Banenkin, Sebastian Rudolph, Katerina Lipovska, Adelia-Constance Giovanni Ocleppo
Writer Katrin Gebbe
Editing Heike Gnida
Cinematography Moritz Schultheiß

Screenings

Filmcasino
Su,20.09.▸20:00
Tickets kaufen
Metro
Mo,21.09.▸18:00
Tickets kaufen
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