The Changeling

The Changeling

Germany 2011, 35mm, Dolby SR, colour, with dialogue, 8,20 min, cartoon and 2D computer animation, 1:1,85
Director, Animation: Maria Steinmetz; Screenwriter: Maria Steinmetz, based on a story by Selma Lagerlöf; Editor: Maryna Schuklina; Music: Felix Raffel; Production: Film and Television Academy “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam-Babelsberg;
A film version of the fairy tale by Selma Lagerlöf about a married couple who are stuck with a troll child. The wife decides to care for it despite the obvious differences and related difficulties.

Maria Steinmetz

was born in Bryansk, Russia, in 1979. She has lived in Berlin since 1995. She has worked as a freelance animator since graduating from the Konrad Wolf Film and Television University in Potsdam-Babelsberg in 2010.
Filmography: “Koma” (2009)
Awards: Rencontres Henri Langlois – International Festival of Film Schools, Poitiers, France, 2011: special jury prize; Kurzundschön Cologne, 2011: best film; Cartoon d’Or 2011: nomination; International Animated Film Festival Stuttgart, 2011: Lena Weiss Animation Prize for Humanity

Lernmaterialien Filmschule DaF

Wechselbalg - Arbeitsblätter (PDF, 255 KB)
Wechselbalg - Hinweise für Lehrende (PDF, 43 KB)