At Ellen's Age

Directed by South African filmmaker Pia Marais, At Ellen's Age (2010) tells about a middle-aged woman's personal crisis and desire for change: when Ellen finds out her partner has made another woman pregnant, she has a panic attack and leaves her job as a flight attendant in order to start a different life; her new social commitment as activist and her sexual freedom, however, don't seem to be enough satisfying. The ironic, intimate story of a female journey through the uncertainty of life.

  • Germany
  • 2010, 95MIN, Fiction
  • DIRECTOR: Pia Marais
  • CAMERA: Hélène Louvart
  • EDITOR: Mona Bräuer, Chris Teerink
  • SCRIPT: Pia Marais, Horst Markgraf
  • SOUND: Andreas Hildebrandt
  • ACTORS: Jeanne Balibar, Stefan Stern, Georg Friedrich


PROJECTIONS
20.09. - 16:00 Cinema 35


Pia Marais

Pia Marais

Pia Marais studied sculpture and photography in London, Amsterdam and finally the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf before she went on to study film at the Deutsche Film und Fernseh Akademie (Dffb) in Berlin. She made several shorts, including Loop (1996), Deranged (1998), Tricky People (1999), and 17 (2003), and after several engagements in film business as a casting direPia Marais studied sculpture and photography in London, Amsterdam and finally the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf before she went on to study film at the Deutsche Film und Fernseh Akademie (Dffb) in Berlin. She made several shorts, including Loop (1996), Deranged (1998), Tricky People (1999), and 17 (2003), and after several engagements in film business as a casting director and assistant director, made her feature debut with The Unpolished (2007), which has screened at international film festivals and won Tiger Award in 2007 in Rotterdam among many other prizes. Her second feature film At Ellen’s Age (2010) was developed in the Résidence du Festival de Cannes. Layla Fourie is her latest work.ctor and assistant director, made her feature debut with The Unpolished (2007), which has screened at international film festivals and won Tiger Award in 2007 in Rotterdam among many other prizes. Her second feature film At Ellen’s Age (2010) was developed in the Résidence du Festival de Cannes. Layla Fourie is her latest work.



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