International premiere

Solastalgia

Local title
Solastalgia
Director
Marina Hufnagel
Country
Germany
Year
2022
Programme
Rebels with a Cause Competition
Genre
experimental
Subject
nature, women, activism

This film is a rare treat: an artful exploration of the activism of the young generation in their fight against climate change. While many films use documentary footage like seen here, only a few go into a hybrid direction like “Solastalgia”, combining documentary and fiction material, to explore an inner feeling that both fuels and hinders activists: the sense of losing the world.

In this artistic, veracious immersion in the lives of the Fridays for Future generation, Edda has been overcome by this very anguish over the destruction of our planet: solastalgia. Seeking refuge on the North Frisian island of Pellworm, she meets Sophie, a young farmer who is suing the German government for her right to a future.

Director Marina Hufnagel, having a record of activism on her own, seamlessly combines the acting of Marie Tragousti as Edda with the real-life-fight of Sophie Backsen and others.

A state of mind and life is further explored with news footage, on digital screens and in nature. A nature endangered. A nature only to be saved by true rebels.

Christoph Gröner

Director
Marina Hufnagel
Screenwriter
Marina Hufnagel
Cast
Sophie Backsen, Marie Trag
Producer
Michael Kalb
DoP
Felix Riedelsheimer
Editor
Melanie Jilg
Production
Michael Kalb Filmproduktion
Runtime
Language
German
Subtitles
English
Director
Marina Hufnagel

Filmograafia Solastalgia (2022)

Screenings

4th Lux Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening090302 / Solastalgia
SubtitlesEnglish
Q&A guestsMichael Kalb (Producer), Theresa Kuhne (Assistant)
Q&A duration
Screening duration
8th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening110603 / Solastalgia
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Hall Electric Cinema, Tartu
Screening172203 / Solastalgia
SubtitlesEnglish
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker