A HANDFUL OF WATER
Director: Jakob Zapf
Feature film | D/GB | 2020
94 min | Dolby 5.1
54th Hof International Film Festival
Konrad, 85, is a notoriously grumpy old man. And on top of it all, his daughter now wants to adopt her lesbian girlfriend’s children. Thurba, 10, runs away from the police who try to deport her family. But they can only deport them if all the children are present. So Thurba takes off through a second-floor window and runs away, for the sake of her family.
Konrad wakes up in the middle of the night. There’s something in the basement? Quietly, he sneaks downstairs, armed with a nail gun, and fires into the darkness, hitting Thurba, who screams like a banshee. Thurba has nowhere to go and he shot her. But something about the girl from Yemen moves him, whether he likes it or not. When Thurba offers him a deal, he has to make a decision.