Julia Jentsch in Anne Zohra Berrached's 24 WEEKS © BETA CINEMA

Fri, 10/21/2016

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd
90036 Los Angeles

Julia Jentsch in Anne Zohra Berrached's 24 WEEKS


DOUBLE FEATURE: begins with FUKUSHIMA, MON AMOUR at 7:30 pm,
followed by 24 WEEKS  at approximately 9:30 pm.
Ticket price includes admission to both films.

Germany (2016), 103 min. DCP Projection.
German  with English Subtitles

Director: Anne Zohra Berrached
Screenplay: Carl Gerber, Anne Zohra Berrached
Cinematography: Friede Clausz
Cast: Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf, Emilia Pieske
Producers: Thomas Kufus, Melanie Berke, Tobias Büchner
Production Company: zero one film/Berlin, in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel/Mainz, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg/Ludwigsburg

Popular stand-up comedian Astrid Lorenz (Jentsch), her manager/Markus (Mädel) and their 9-year-old daughter, Nele (Pieske) lead a seemingly idyllic life. With Astrid‘s career on the rise, and a new baby boy on the way, things couldn’t be any better for the young family. When a 6 month check-up reveals that their unborn child has severe Down syndrome, the couple is devastated.  Through the support of friends and family, they embrace their future with a differently-abled child.  However, as Astrid’s pregnancy progresses, her doctors discover that the child’s condition is worse than expected. Quickly overwhelmed by the far-reaching consequences their child’s situation will have on all of their lives, Astrid is forced to make a difficult decision with no chance of an ideal outcome.  Cinematographer Friede Clausz‘ strikingly intimate visuals capture the family’s most private moments. Writer-director Anne Zohra Berrached and co-writer Carl Gerber have crafted a story of a woman‘s dilemma and a family’s struggle to answer the unanswerable question: „Who decides whether a child will have a life worth living?“ in unflinching detail.  

In Person: Actor Bjarne Mädel


$11.-/ General Audiences
$7.-  / Cinematheque Members
$9.-  / Seniors, Students / Friends of Goethe


  • Filmfest Emden 2016 (AOK Award)
  • GWFF-Award 2016 (Production Award, Best Director)
  • Neiße Film Festival 2016 (Best Set Design)
  • Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2016 (Audience Award)
  • NDR-Director’s Award 2016
Anne Zohra Berrached was Born in Erfurt. After studying social pedagogy she worked as a drama teacher in London, and later studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg where she directed SAINT & WHORE (2012). Her feature TWO MOTHERS screened in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino (Berlinale 2013), winning the First Steps No Fear Award and the "Dialogues en Perspective" prize.

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