GER24 Not a Word

GER24 Not a Word

GER24 Not a Word

Australian premiere

On a barren island, a mother and son must confront years of silence and misunderstanding in writer-director Hanna Slak’s atmospheric fourth feature, that brims with tension and cleverly combines a chamber thriller with introspective family drama.

When orchestra conductor Nina’s (Maren Eggert, I’m Your Man GFF21) teenage son Lars (Jona Levin Nicolai) is injured in a strange accident at school, she decides to take a break from city life and her orchestra rehearsals to be completely there for him. For five days, she and Lars will head from Munich to an island in western France where they usually spend their summer vacation. A place imbued with fond family memories, the island in winter is no paradise, but instead windy, dark and cold.

In the small beach house, mother and son are forced to face each other. While thoughts of music and her career haunt Nina, Lars withdraws further every day. Misunderstandings multiply, suspicions arise, and when a winter storm cuts the last connection to the mainland, a dangerous confrontation ensues.

“A compelling and efficiently moody thriller.” - The Film Verdict

OFFICAL SELECTION - Berlin International Film Festival 2023

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Toronto International Film Festival 2023

WINNER - Ecumenical Jury Award, Warsaw International Film Festival 2023

Release Date: May 15, 2024
Rating: M
Runtime: 87 mins

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