DER RUSSE IST EINER, DER BIRKEN LIEBT
(orig. ALL RUSSIANS LOVE BIRCH TREES)
Germany 2022Language:GermanDirector:Pola BeckWriter:Burkhardt Wunderlich, basierend auf dem gleichnamigen Roman von Olga GrjasnowaCinematographer:Juan Sarmiento G.Editor:Philipp ThomasMusic:Johannes RepkaWith:Aylin Tezel, Sohel Altan Gol, Slavko Popadić,Yuval Scharf, Bardo BöhlefeldProducer:Jonas Katzenstein, Maximilian LeoProduction Company:augenschein Filmproduktion GmbHDistributor:Port au Prince Pictures GmbH104 min, Colour
Special screening as part of the "Braunschweiger Literaturzeit".
The aspiring interpreter Mascha (Aylin Tezel) is ambitious and passionate. She lives here and now - from which she carefully excludes her past. Her family is Jewish, her first language Russian, her citizenship German. But none of this is relevant, because Mascha feels at home with her boyfriend Elias. When something happens to Elias, however, she loses what she thought was a secure hold. Mascha no longer knows where she belongs and flees from the pain. "There are stories that feel like you've been on a journey. You're completely done and fulfilled at the same time." This is how director Pola Beck describes Olga Grjaznova's debut novel. Masha's journey is a restless search and at the same time tells of finding a new sense of security.