Topfpalmen (Potted Palm Trees)
Directed by Rosa Friedrich
|Country||Austria / Germany|
Alf marries someone else. And nobody wants Betti’s baby. The ballroom is jam-packed and the mood alarmingly good. Something is about to burst. The pregnant belly of deaf Betti? Her stepfathers’s patience? Or the wine-filled bladder of his ex-wife?
Themesfamily relationships, love, dance, pregnancy, black humor, marginality, mother-daughter relationships, lonelyness, absurd, preteen, handicap
Rosa Friedrich, born in 1989 in East Berlin, studies directing at the Vienna Film Academy, exploring a playful and exotic approach to filmmaking. Her bachelor film “Topfpalmen” (2020) was invited to Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and nominated for the First Steps Award. She studied philosophy, psychology and film studies and led expressive dance and theater groups.
Dominic Spitaler (Film Academy Vienna)
Jan Klammer & Valentin Hämmerle
Austrian Film Awards – Shortlist Best Short Film
Tel Aviv Student Film Festival – Best Screenplay
Karlovy Vary | Out Of Competition | European Film Promotion - Future Frames
Vienna Shorts | Official Competition
Prague Shorts | Official Competition
Diagonale | Official Competition
Tel Aviv Student Film Festival | Official Competition
Desertscape International Film Festival | Official Competition