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by Christian Schwochow


Painting is an unacceptable vocation for a woman in provincial Germany in 1900, but the artist Paula Becker is determined to make her own rules. The exuberant 24-year-old woman rejects the conventional and explores her unique style. She flourishes in the countryside art community of Worpswede, where she develops friendships with the artist Clara Westhoff and the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. By marrying the painter Otto Modersohn, she hopes to find a creative soulmate, but five years of domesticity take its toll on Paula’s spirit, and she travels alone to Bohemian Paris, where she embarks on a long-awaited period of creative fulfillment and self-realization...

international title: Paula
original title: Paula
country: Germany, France
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Christian Schwochow
film run: 123'
screenplay: Stefan Kolditz, Stephan Suschke
cast: Albrecht Abraham Schuch, Stanley Weber, Carla Juri, Joel Basman, Roxane Duran
cinematography by: Frank Lamm
film editing: Jens Klüber
art director: Tim Pannen
costumes designer: Frauke Firl
music: Jean Rondeau
producer: Ingelore König, Claudia Steffen
co-producer: Laurence Clerc, Olivier Thery Lapiney
production: Pandora Film Produktion, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Grown Up Films, Alcatraz Films
distributor: Filmcoopi Zürich AG, Pandora Film Distribution, Happiness Distribution


main awards/selection

Festival del film Locarno 2016

Piazza Grande

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