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Louisa

#2012/060
film type documentary Production Country Germany production year 2011 runtime 62'
screening format DigiBeta ratio 1.33:1 (4:3) colour colour sound Stereo screening format languages German dialogue screening format subtitles German, English subtitles

Louisa is 23 when she has to face the fact that she cannot hear anymore. All her life she has tried hard to be like everyone else: Communication was a constant fight of lip reading, always fearing to fail. Louisa starts to study sign language and against all apparent odds she decides not to get a hearing implant and finally decides to move out from her parents' flat. This film is an acoustic and sensual journey inbetween hearing and seeing.

director Katharina Pethke producer Ute Dilger screenwriter Katharina Pethke editor Daniela Kinateder Director of Photography Katharina Pethke composer Gerriet K. Sharma film school Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
festivals Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Linz; Dokumentarfilmfest Stranger Than Fiction, Köln; FILMZ - Festival des deutschen Kinos, Mainz awards Goldene Taube Deutscher Wettbewerb - Internationales Leipziger Festival für Dokumentar- und Animationsfilm; Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis -
director
  • Katharina Pethke
production
  • Ute Dilger
  • Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
  • Peter-Welter-Platz 2
  • 50676 Köln
  • Germany
  • +49.(0)221.20189330
  • www.khm.de
distribution
  • Ute Dilger
  • Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
  • Peter-Welter-Platz 2
  • 50676 Köln
  • Germany
  • +49.(0)221.20189330
  • www.khm.de
sales
  • Ute Dilger
  • Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
  • Peter-Welter-Platz 2
  • 50676 Köln
  • Germany
  • +49.(0)221.20189330
  • www.khm.de

Katharina Pethke

Born 1979 in Hamburg;
2003 - 2010 Academy of Media Arts Cologne;
2007 - 2010 scholarship from the German National Merit Foundation;
2011 award for young artists (film) of North-Rhine Westphalia

Filmography
2005 Anophtalmus
2007 In Liebe - Britta Schmidt
2009 In dir muss brennen