MERMAIDS DON’T CRY
Director: Franziska Pflaum
Feature film | Austria | 2022
91 min | Dolby Stereo (LtRt)
56th Hof International Film Festival
Annika works in a supermarket but dreams of the perfect mermaid fin that will finally bring glitz and glamour into her less than optimal life. One day, her father unexpectedly appears on her doorstep and moves in with her. Her colleague and friend Karo dedicates her time and energy to her latest romantic affair and leaves her two children with Annika. Marc, whom she met at the swimming pool, spends a night with Annika – and stays. In fact, he doesn’t have an apartment of his own. Last but not least, cut-backs are to be made in the supermarket and the shamanically trained store manager is looking for potential lay-offs. But none of that matters: Annika needs the fin – and it costs a lot!
With CHRISTOPH RADAKOVITS, GERTI DRASSL, INGA BUSCH, JOHANNA KOTTULINSKY, JONAS GERZABEK, JULIA FRANZ RICHTER, KARL FISCHER, NICO EHRENTEIT, STEFANIE REINSPERGER
Screenplay FRANZISKA PFLAUM, CHRISTIANE KALSS, Cinematography ROBERT OBERRAINER, Editing FRIEDERIKE HOHMUTH, Production design THOMAS LEHNER, RAFAEL LOSS, Costume design JOHANNA PFLAUM, Casting ISABELL KRIVANEK, Sound GREGOR MANHARDT, Sound Design VERONIKA HLAWATSCH, Music ANDA REVERTERA, MORITZ RENÉ SCHARF, Make-up CHRISSI AKBABA, JASMIN SIMAK, Production VIKTORIA SALCHER, MATHIAS FORBERG