22.04. ‐ 27.04.2025

AEIOU - Das schnelle Alphabet der Liebe

Nicolette Krebitz

The 60-year-old actress Anna is attacked in front of a trendy bar in West Berlin. A young man shoves her, snatches her purse, and runs away. The lady falls to her knees and keeps looking at the running thief. A little later, they face each other again: Anna and Adrian. Anna reluctantly accepts a job as a language coach for the 17-year-old who suffers from a speech impairment. Adrian is an orphan and is considered a difficult case. Anna is an actress, but she hasn’t been acting for a while. Both are somewhat removed from life, living on the edge of society. Anna receives Adrian at her home. Soon the lessons turn into dinners, walks and smoking cigarettes together. Eventually, they try to take on the rest of the world. Encouraged by each other, but penniless, they leave town. They want to go to France, to the sea...

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Direction Nicolette Krebitz
Country 42
Year 2022
Duration 104 min
Language German and French with English subtitles
Production Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade, Komplizen Film
Co-production Kazak Productions, kineoFilmproduktion, SWR, Arte
Camera Reinhold Vorschneider
Script Nicolette Krebitz
Sound Uve Haußig
Sound Design Luise Hofmann

About the director

Nicolette Krebitz has worked as an actress in various TV and feature films since 1982, including Unter dir die Stadt by Christoph Hochhäusler, who opened the LICHTER Filmfest in 2011. Since her debut as a director in 2011, she alternates in front of and behind the camera. Her third feature film, Wild from 2016, premiered at the famous Sundance Film Festival and provided her the international breakthrough. In 2019, she received the Kunstpreis Berlin in the category Film-und Medienkunst.

Press Reviews

"With A E I O U, Nicolette Krebitz is offering a charming and funny love story about a couple with a big age difference into the competition at the Berlinale. Hints of the Nouvelle Vague are unmistakable – and Sophie Rois is a star, and rightly so." (rbb24)

Hessian premiere

Future German Cinema