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WOOD AND WATER

Drama 1h 19m 2021

Having retired from her job at a smalltown church in the Black Forest, Anke is looking forward to a reunion with her children. Their plan is to spend the summer by the Baltic Sea, where they lived as a young family and where Anke was at her happiest. But, at the last minute, her son Max—who works in Hong Kong—announces he can’t attend because protests have brought the city to a standstill. With the summer over, and the prospect of an empty life ahead, Anke decides to visit him. Once in Asia—awaiting Max’s return from a work trip—she must negotiate an enigmatic, unfamiliar world, but soon begins to strike up conversations with strangers—Max’s doorman, a young woman sad to be leaving Hong Kong, a psychiatrist, a fortuneteller and a social activist. As Anke begins to truly experience the city, her inner walls tumble—making way for a new, adventurous chapter in her life.


This film is available for the extension of the festival, until Sunday 14 November.

This film is available for audiences in India only.

You can watch it with the following Festival Passes:

Screenwriter, Director, Editor

Jonas Bak

Producer

Charlotte Lelong

Director of Photography

Alex Grigoras

Assistant Director

Adriana Praxmarer

Camera Assistant

Thomas Rowe

Gaffer

Hsien Yu Niu

Music

Brian Eno

Languages

German, English, Cantonese

Subtitles

English

Countries

Germany, France, Hong Kong

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