Director: Andreas Marschall
Feature film | D | 2011
112 min | Dolby Stereo
45th Hof International Film Festival
After being rejected by several drama schools, wanna-be actress Stella is accepted at the “Matteusz Gdula” private school. Although she works really hard on her skills, her missing talent provides her fellow students with plenty of opportunities to make fun of her. The only person who befriends her is shy Cecile who seems to live in the school. Cecile tells her about Gdula, the school’s mysterious founder who back in the 70s invented a very questionable acting method. When several students died during his sessions, Gdula committed suicide and his method was banned.
When a fellow student disappears, strange noises are heard from the abandoned wing of the school and the teachers react oddly when questioned about Gdula and his method, everything points to the fact that someone is still practicing Gdula’s bizarre technique. And Stella wants to participate at all costs. Even if it kills her …