Of Living Without Illusion

Nominated for:Best Feature Film

Film Info

Film Year: 2023

Film Duration: 109 min

Country: Germany

Language: German, Italian, Norwegian


Katharina Lüdin

Film Category

Suburban summer heat in 16 mm grain. Merit, Eva, Lion, Rose and David cautiously wind around their conflicted relationships.

Actor Merit is rehearsing a theatre play with her ex-husband David. At home, the relationship between Merit and her partner Eva is in a state between smouldering crisis and idleness. The fear of an end has left them both speechless and alienated from each other. Merit uses violence to create more space for herself. Eva allows it. They both lose each other.