DAUGHTERS (Töchter) Maria Speth, D 2014, 87 min
A sophisticated duel between two strong female characters.read more... hide...
Maria Speth's fourth film, Daughters, focuses on a German teacher Agnes (Corinna Kirchhoff) who looks for her missing daughter Lydia in Berlin. A relationship develops between Agnes and Ines, a young artist who lives in the streets. They build a relationship as two lost individuals trying to find in each other the comfort to close a huge chapter in their lives. Since their paths have crossed, their feelings of belonging and melancholy can only be assuaged when they are together. In a slow pace and wide-angled cinematography, Speth successfully displays Agne's feelings of anguish and loneliness that remains heavy after all these years her daughter has been gone. The interactions between the two protagonists show the daughter/mother relationship that is extremely wanted but too wounded to be experienced.
Awards and Festivals
- Berlinale / Forum 2014 (Weltpremiere)