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LAMENTO

by Jöns Jönsson

synopsis

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