30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Illusion of Happiness Germany 2016 | 102 min | OV | Colour | FF 2016

Dorothea Kleffner-Witkowski

Dorothea Kleffner-Witkowski (*1972) is a teacher. Together with media educationalist Marc Witkowski she has made four films with Hamburg schools dealing with the life and feelings of adolescents.

Marc Witkowski

Media educationalist Marc Witkowski (*1975), together with teacher Dorothea Kleffner-Witkowski, has already made four films with Hamburg schools dealing with the life and feelings of adolescents.

rated for 12 + years

15-year old Natalie lives with her alcoholic mother and two younger sisters on a council estate. And Natalie' problems are not just at home, but also at school, where  she's bullied by other pupils. Her new friend Melanie sticks up for her and takes Natalie with her into a hitherto unknown world. She falls in love with the idiosyncratic artist Philip and everything seems to be turning out fine. But her happiness doesn't last long.

Original title: Glück ist eine Illusion
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Section: MICHEL
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Dorothea Kleffner-Witkowski, Marc Witkowski
Screenplay: Dorothea Kleffner-Witkowski, Felix Kossmann
Cast: Elif Eker, Ronja Grätsch, Felix Kossmann, Nour Saadouni, Simone Pappler, Katja Geist, Sarah Masuch
Producer: Dorothea Kleffner-Witkowksi, Marc Witkowski
Director of Photography: Marc Witkowski, Keanu Manthey
Music: Oli Höppner
Production Design: Eva Fabian, Dorothea Kleffner-Witkowksi
Editor: Marc Witkowski
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
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Production: schizo productions
Contact: Dorothea Kleffner-Witkowski, schizo productions,


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