Ella und Nell

Ella & Nell

Aline Chukwuedo

The sun shines, the nature is stunningly beautiful and they have more than enough to discuss; basically nothing can mess up this hiking and camping trip taken by forty-somethings Ella and Nell, who haven’t seen each other for a very long time. But once they reach the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, on the border between Germany and the Czech Republic, it becomes apparent that an enormous chasm has grown between the friends from Berlin in recent years, formed by long-standing pain, fear and shame. At first their quarrels are small and insignificant, about the route they should take and the bombastic title of Nell’s thesis. But finally the crucial question comes up: where was Ella when Nell was admitted to a psychiatric clinic?
Making her debut, Aline Chukwuedo repeatedly puts her two protagonists – subtly played by Stefanie Petrowitz and Kirsten Schlüter – in uneasy situations that are both tragic and comic, depending on the perspective you choose.

Screenings

  • Pathé 4
    English subtitles
    Thu 25 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 6
    English subtitles
    Thu 25 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 7
    English subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 4
    English subtitles
    Mon 29 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 3
    English subtitles
    Fri 2 Feb Buy
  • Pathé 3
    English subtitles
    Sat 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Aline Chukwuedo
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Germany
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
78’
Language
German
Producer
Ibrahim-Utku Erdogan, Aline Chukwuedo
Production Company
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, CHOKOFILMS, Hildebrandfilm
Sales
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
Writer
Aline Chukwuedo, Sabina Gröner
Cinematography
Sebastian Lempe
Editor
Ben Laser, Sebastian Lempe
Sound Design
Johannes Heidingsleder
Music
Tabea Nolte, Inga Humpe, Tommi Eckard
Cast
Stephanie Petrowitz, Kirsten Schlüter