• Talea
  • Talea
  • Talea

Talea

by Katharina Mückstein German Language Feature Film / Competition

When Jasmin’s mother Eva is released from prison, the 14-year-old wants to use this chance to build a new relationship with her after years of separation. While Jasmin’s foster family is packing their bags for their summer holiday by the sea, the young girl has convinced the almost unknown woman to travel with her for several days across the country – preferably to where her grandparents lived, as Jasmin wants to discover more about her family background. “Do I look like my father?“ she asks, standing in front of the guesthouse mirror as Eva applies her lipstick. A shared cigarette, a dance at the village disco and forest walks – with a little apprehension, the two slowly become closer, sometimes like friends, then back to mother and daughter. The duo soon realises that their hopes and expectations are not the same. Eva’s desire for freedom is in the way of Jasmin’s long-nurtured wish for love and proximity. It becomes apparent when a man catches Eva’s attention, and the growing harmony between mother and daughter is disrupted.

  • Genre: Family Drama
  • Country, Year: Austria, 2013
  • Runtime: 75 Min
  • Languages: German
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Katharina Mückstein
  • Cast: Nina Proll, Sophie Stockinger, Philipp Hochmair, Andreas Patton, Eva Maria Gintsberg, Rita Waszilovics
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  • Screenplay: Selina Gnos, Katharina Mückstein
  • Cinematography: Michael Schindegger
  • Editor: Natalie Schwager
  • Sound: Johannes Preis
  • Music: Veronika Eberhart, Wolfgang Möstl
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  • Producers: Flavio Marchetti, Katharina Mückstein, Michael Schindegger, Natalie Schwager
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  • Production Company: La Banda Film
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