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Winter Daughter

Original title: Wintertochter
German title: Wintertochter
Germany, Poland, 2011

Director: Schmid, Johannes
Production company: schlicht und ergreifend Film GmbH
Co-producers: Pokromski Studio/Warsaw, RBB/Potsdam-Babelsberg, BR/Munich, MDR/Leipzig, NDR/Hamburg, SWR/Baden-Baden
Age recommendation: 10 years and up

An old woman, a young girl and a clapped-out barge on an unusual journey from Berlin to Poland. For 11-year-old Kattaka it’s an escape: she’s looking for her natural father, a Russian sailor whose ship is currently moored in Gdansk and whose existence her parents have kept secret until now. For 70-year-old Lena it’s a journey back: back to her home in Masuren, from which she fled in the Second World War. And back to her suppressed pain of having lost both parents. Only together can the mismatched couple regain the ground beneath their feet, and themselves.

A road movie about friendship between different generations, but also between nations and the courage to face life.

Max-Ophuels-Festival Saarbruecken 2011, FIFEM Montreal 2011, BUFF Malmö 2011, Augsburg 2011, Erfurt/Gera 2011, Munich CFF 2011, Buster Copenhagen 2011, Münster 2011, Chicago 2011 (awarded), Cinepänz Cologne 2011, Golden Elephant Hyderabad 2011, Cinemagic Belfast 2011, Jeugdfilmfestival Vlaanderen Antwerp & Brugge 2012, Discovery Dundee 2012

World sales address/es:
Lieblingsfilm (DE)

Sold to:
Zorro-Filmverleih (D)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)