23rd Festival Films

A Jar Full of Life (Vielmachglas)

© PANTALEON Films
© PANTALEON Films


Youth 4 German Cinema Runner-up
Fri. March 8, 2019 12:30 p.m.
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
North American Premiere
89 min. Germany (2018) DCP.
German w/ English subtitles.

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Director: Florian Ross
Starring: Jella Haase, Matthias Schweighöfer, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Juliane Köhler, Marc Benjamin
World Sales: Picture Tree International

Official Trailer in German. There is no English-subtitled trailer available. The actual film will be presented at Berlin & Beyond with English subtitles.

Marleen is a young woman whose life hasnt started yet. Already in her early 20s, she still lives at home with her parents and has no goals or aspirations to speak of. Like a lot of people her age, she is stuck in a rut that seems impossible to overcome. Even her beloved big brother cant save her from what looks like a permanent slump. Ultimately, it takes a personal tragedy to shake her awake. Out of a sense of guilt and despair, Marleen embarks on an adventure she is clearly not prepared for. Indeed, theres a ship waiting in Hamburg to sweep her off to Antarctica. But how is she supposed to get there with only eight euros in her pocket?