International premiere

Everybody Wants to Be Loved

Local title
Soov olla armastatud
Original title
Alle wollen geliebt werden
Director
Katharina Woll
Country
Germany
Year
2022
Programme
First Feature Competition
Genre
drama, comedy
Subject
family relations, love, self-realisation, loneliness

Ina is a therapist, and this outstanding debut is her psychological assessment. Even if you are the best health professional in the world, can you escape your own traumata? Director Katharina Woll takes the premise of her heroine to a subtle comedic ground.

Ina is the mother of a rebellious teenage girl, and a partner to a man who has always put his own career first, and the daughter of a true narcissist about to turn 70. What could possibly go wrong in her life? Ina puts everyone’s needs before hers until one hot summer day changes everything.

The skilfully restrained camerawork concentrates on the characters, subtly mounting the pressure on Ina in long shots in which the camera moves slowly toward the main character. Katharina Woll creates scenes that combine physical humour and profound psychological shifts. As a whole, the film reflects the German urban society in which pleasing everybody can’t heal ever greater divides. Fantastic at the centre of this story is Anne Ratte Polle – famous for so many rebellious characters in the German cinema before – playing such a stuck character probably for the first time. Lovely.

Christoph Gröner

Director
Katharina Woll
Screenwriter
Florian Plumeyer, Katharina Woll
Cast
Anne Ratte-Polle, Lea Drinda, Ulrike Willenbacher, Urs Jucker, Hassan Akkouch
Producer
Markus Kaatsch, Nina Poschinski, Michael Grudsky
DoP
Matan Radin
Editor
Kai Minierski
Composer
Moritz Krämer
Production
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin GmbH, Zeitgeist Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG
Runtime
Language
German
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Katharina Woll

Filmograafia Alle wollen geliebt werden (Everybody Wants To Be Loved, 2022)

Best Film Award, grant of 5000 euros from National Geographic

Screenings

2nd Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening110201 / Soov olla armastatud
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsKatharina Woll (Film Director), Markus Kaatsch (Producer), Florian Plumeyer (Screenwriter), Matan Radin (Cinematographer), [object Object]
Q&A duration
Screening duration
Hall Electric Cinema, Tartu
Screening122202 / Soov olla armastatud
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
4th Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening151304 / Soov olla armastatud
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker