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OT: Balconies

Anja Gurres // Germany, 2022
Fiction Feature // FF2022
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The balcony as the setting for the absurdities of everyday life: Six episodes illustrate life on Hamburg balconies – in tragic and comic situations. A young woman sits on a home trainer wearing VR goggles, while somewhere in the same city a couple try to have sex on their balcony. The blood on a sheet can’t be washed out and is the subject of increasingly unpleasant questions, while nearby two strangers viewing a flat are accidentally locked out on a very small balcony. An unemployed swimming pool attendant rediscovers his love for his daughter, while a man in love has to choose between his boyfriend and a small orange tree. For each of the protagonists, the balcony has a different significance – from oasis to prison.


ANJA GURRES (*1994 Kaiserslautern) studied direction at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Besides making films, she also writes prose works. Her stories have been published in various anthologies and read in podcasts.




Fiction Feature


Hamburger Filmschau//FF2022



82 min

OV with English subtitles

Anja Gurres

Manuel Ostwald, Anja Gurres

Fabienne-Deniz Hammer, Shirin Lilly Eissa, Laura-Sophie Warachewicz, Dennis Svensson, Sofie Junker, Jennifer Wollny, Jamie Watson, David T. Meyer, Laurenz Lerch, Tom Keune, Robert Zimmermann

Anja Gurres

Michael Throne, Maximilian Schlehuber, Christian Neuberger, Jan Robin Weiland

Jonathan Schmitt, Fabian Haugk, Philypp Wilde, Denis Pavlovic

Julia Meyer-Pavlovic

Max Clouth

Anja Gurres

Anja Gurres: film@anjagurres.de


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