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Hedi Schneider steckt fest

Sonja Heiss

As Hedi Schneider is suddenly plagued by panic attacks, her quiet life goes completely haywire. Together with her husband Uli she leaves no stone unturned to get to the ground of her inexplicable anxiety. But neither medicine nor psychotherapy help Hedi to bring back normality to their daily lives. More and more she alienates herself not only from Uli, but also from her son Finn - and ultimately from the energetic woman she once was. Winner of the Hessian Film Award 2014, the film is the affectionate portrait of a young family who is fighting with all its might against the ordeal of a difficult to be diagnosed disease. Location of tragicomedy is unmistakably the city center of Frankfurt - the camera angles win the viewer over with an aesthetic of the small streets and bridges between Töngesgasse and Holbein-Steg. Supported by HessenInvestFilm and the Hessische Filmförderung. *_The director Sonja Heiss, lead actress Laura Tonke, a representative from the production team, as well as Björn Hoffmann and Hannah Staudt from the distributors will be present._* *Premiere at the 65th Berlinale (2015)* _"The fragile balance between moving drama and light-footed comedy is mastered by Sonja Heiss with seeming effortlessness and great narrative elegance - a feat that can only few directors in German cinema can achieve."_ (Jury 25th Hessischer Filmpreis) *_Tickets available via Caligari Filmbühne Wiesbaden_*

20 March 2015

18:00 h,

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Direction Sonja Heiss
Country Germany
Year D 2014
Duration 90 min
Language German original version
Production Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade,
Cast Laura Tonke, Hans Löw, Leander Nitsche
Camera Nikolai von Graevenitz