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by Jöns Jönsson


Magdalena picks up her grandson from piano lessons, eats dinner with his family, visits the bar. She unsuccessfully tries to sell her daughter’s dog, she consults a medium. Since Sara’s suicide, Magdalena shields herself from the pain and loss of her daughter by immersing herself into rituals of everyday life. It is only when Sara’s ex-boyfriend comes to visit that sorrow finally finds its way through denial, speechlessness and feelings of guilt.

original title: Lamento
country: Germany
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Jöns Jönsson
film run: 84'
screenplay: Jöns Jönsson
cast: Gunilla Röör, Hendrik Kraft, Björn Andersson, Elin Söderquist, Sandra Huldt
cinematography by: Johannes M. Louis
film editing: Stefan Oliveira-Pita
art director: Hillevi Rhodin
costumes designer: Rebecca Afzelius
music: Kriton Klingler
producer: Jost Hering, Maxim Juretzka
production: Buntfilm, Hochschule für Film & Fernsehen "Konrad Wolf"
backing: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg