by Katharina Mückstein
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.