Stars Above Us 2019
Die Sterne xc3xbcber uns (original title)
1h 41min | Drama | 14 November 2019 (Germany)
The story of a single mother struggling to regain control of her life. While living rough in a forest she fights to find a place in the world for her and her son, but her earnest attempts are continually thwarted.
A single mother, who has become homeless due to a chain of unfortunate circumstances, lives with her son in a tiny tent on the outskirts of Cologne. While she works as a flight attendant during the trial period, her son apparently goes to school as normal, which forces both of them to constantly play hide-and-seek with their surroundings. Outstandingly played, rousing drama about the persistent fight against social decline and the impending disintegration of a family. The film does not want to investigate the causes, but tells with close proximity to the characters and dynamic hand-held camera and highly authentically about oppressive living conditions.
Director: Christina Ebelt
Writers: Christina Ebelt, Franziska Krentzien (co-writer)
Stars: Franziska Hartmann, Claudio Magno, Kai Ivo Baulitz
Release Date: 14 November 2019 (Germany)
Also Known As: Der Wald steht stumm
Filming Locations: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany