The stage lights, the applause – Astrid loves being a cabaret performer, as well as her husband Markus. Each decision is taken together, and this one is no different: what will they do with the child that Astrid is carrying, six months pregnant, that she learns it will be severely disabled?
Silver Bear-winner Julia Jentsch delivers a magnificent performance in this empathetic and unflinching drama. Casting real physicians and specialists, director Anne Zohra Berrached asks difficult questions about a powerful subject, abstaining from easy melodrama in favor of nuanced reflection.
Oskar Roehler, 2006, Germany
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy
Mamoru Oshii, 2004, Japan