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: