WEIGHT L E S S
Directors: Alexej Hermann, Eike Weinreich
Feature film | Germany | 2021
81 min | Stereo
55th Hof International Film Festival
33-year-old Maria is young, attractive and self-determined, she lives her life entirely according to her own ideas. Extensive partying, drugs and numerous love affairs are a matter of course for her. Other women of her generation, the so-called 30somethings, have meanwhile gotten serious, tied themselves down and even brought children into the world. She has flirted with the father of one of these children, for whom she sometimes babysits. She learns from a pregnant friend that she hasn’t been chosen to be the child’s godmother.
By continuing to hold on to her freedoms, Maria slowly loses touch with her closest friends and even snubs would-be lovers. She eventually is faced with the realization that her promiscuity, her penchant for intoxication and a raucous nightlife can’t really resolve the inner emptiness that begins to grow inside her. Not because she gives in to the exuberant feeling of life, but because she shies away from taking responsibility.
With ANDREAS DÖHLER, ANTON WEIL, BENJAMIN LILLIE, JASNA FRITZI BAUER, JULIA HARTMANN, KATRIN WICHMANN, KLARA DEUTSCHMANN, LAINA SCHWARZ, SASCHA GÖPEL, SINA MARTENS
Screenplay EIKE WEINREICH, LAURA PALLACIOS, Cinematography ALEXEJ HERMANN, Editing ALEXEJ HERMANN, Sound Design DANIEL PAULMANN, Music PHILLIP THIMM, Production EIKE WEINREICH, JAN SOBOTKA