|DoP:||Francesco Di Giacomo|
|Editor:||Baetrice Babin, Cristiano Travaglioli|
|Cast:||Natalia Belitski, Luisa Céline Gaffron, Giuseppe Battiston, Martin Wuttke, Katharina Schüttler|
|Production:||CALA Filmproduktion GmbH|
Smart and quick-witted Julie is in her mid-twenties. She marches to the beat of her own drum and has her own manifesto: do nothing. And with nothing, she really means nothing: no work, no studies, no friends. Agnes is a happy go lucky nurse of the same age. With a husband and a child, she is fitting into society's expectations without giving any great thought to the matter. Until, that is, she meets Julie. Together they start a rebellion that will bring them to the limits of their respective worlds. “Stay Still” is the story of a generation with a poetic and witty undercurrent. Dangerous, but also very exciting.
Casting Natalia Beletski as Julia and Luisa Céline Gaffron as Agnes is one of the shining dualities that Italian-born Elisa Mishto is aiming for throughout this is impressively crafted debut. Combining drama and break-free-comedy including tonal changes at its very heart, juxtaposing wonderfully written dialogue for the women and total silence for a character Italian actor Giuseppe Battiston is playing are other beautiful choices. Adding the music of Sascha Ring, internationally well known as electro-sensation Apparat, as well as band Lea Porcelain rounds up a wonderfully light and simultaneously existential trip that gives this coproduction an italian touch. And will have the viewers moved!