Film Friday Films: Winter's Daughter

Wintertochter ©

Fri, 12/14/2018

6:00 PM

Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium

Director: Johannes Schmid, colour, 90 min., 2011

On Christmas day, 12-year-old Kattaka finds out that her dad is not her biological father. Disappointed and angry over her parents’ long silence, she wants to search for Alexej, a Russian sailor, who once loved her mother. With her old neighbor and her best friend, Kattaka makes her way to Poland. Lene’s rickety minibus takes them to Szczecin, Gdansk and Masuria: a road movie in which a young girl and an old woman embark on a quest to clarify their past, to bridge the gap between generations and rediscover themselves.