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Year of Production 2023

Catching Birds

English title: Catching Birds
Original title: Mise à nu
Germany, Austria, France, 2023, 29 min.

Director: Lea Marie Lembke, Simon Maria Kubiena
Production company:
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Film genre: Feature film

Anouk’s objective while training is to take down her opponent. But with a glance from fellow wrestler Theo, and a moment of tender physical contact, she, the only girl on the team, starts seeing the sparring sessions in a different light. Relationships between bodies, gazes and feelings are negotiated anew in this quietly intimate study of a young woman discovering and boldly embracing a new sense of her own and others’ physicality.

Mo&Friese 2023
Berlinale Generation 2023 WP

Study guide: German

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