Michael Venus | Germany 2020 | 101 min | German with English subtitles
Cast: Gro Swantje Kohlhof, Sandra Hüller, August Schmölzer, Marion Kracht, Max Hubacher
Tormented by recurring nightmares of a place she has never been, Marlene cannot help but investigate when she discovers the place is real. Against the advice of her daughter Mona, she drives to the place, where she suffers a breakdown and is admitted to a psychiatric ward.
Determined to discover what happened to her, Mona follows and finds herself in Stainbach, an idyllic village with a dark history. What is it that so tormented her mother, and the people of Stainbach? What is the source of the nightmares she suffers? And who is the mysterious Trude that lives in the forest?
For Mona, a rollercoaster ride into the abyss begins, playing with fairytale elements and blurring the boundaries between dream and reality.