Original Title: Frida
Length: 22 min
Film Category: Short Narrative
Cast & Credits
Director: Aleksandra Odić
Cinematography: Albrecht Von Grunhagen
Editor: Andrea Schonherr
Music: Micha Kaplan
Sound: Julian Cropp
Cast: Aenne Schwarz, Geno Lechner, Horst Günter Marx, Vicky Krieps
The encounter between the young nurse and her seriously ill patient Frida, who is the same age, on the borderline between professional distance and the desire for closeness.
Aleksandra Odić is a Berlin-based filmmaker. Born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as a child, she moved to Germany due to the war. Her work as an actress was followed by studies of Film Direction at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). She directed the short films DRAŠKO, MY FATHER (2009), SANJA DREAMS (2011), BEFORE THE DANCE (2014), and NEW SNOW (2014). GREAT WALL OF CHINA (mid-length, 2017) premiered at the Sarajevo Film Festival 2017 and at the Berlinale 2018 and won several awards. The next short THE BOY WITH THE CHEQUERED SHIRT (2019) premiered at the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2019 and was part of the German talent showcase Next Generation Short Tiger 2019. Her new short film FRIDA (2021) premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 in the section Cinéfondation and won the Queer Palm Award for short movie 2021 and the LIGHTS ON WOMEN AWARD.
She serves as a juror at international festivals. Her first feature film VANJA is currently in development.
Saturday, April 15, 2023