30.09. - 09.10.2021

Hedda Germany 2016 | 102 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Andreas Kleinert

ANDREAS KLEINERT (*1962) has made numerous award-winning works for cinema and TV. His most recent films shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG were Herr Lenz reist in den Frühling in 2015 and Hedda in 2016.

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Hedda, an intricate relationship drama based on Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, focuses on a dinner party. Newlyweds Hedda and Jorgen are trying to secure Jorgen’s promotion by wining and dining the department head, Dr. Brack. However, there are two surprise guests: Jorgen’s ex-lover Thea and Hedda’s lost lover Eilert, who is also a threat to Jorgen’s career move. In a moment of freedom, Hedda becomes intimate with Eilert again, but to Eilert’s desperation seems to side with Jorgen in the end. When confronted with Eilert’s alcoholic self-pity, she coldly facilitates his suicide. Hedda, surprised and tragically desperate in the knowledge that her husband Jorgen is willing to sacrifice her to secure his position and a life of passion and freedom is thus forever lost, puts an end to her life.
Original title: Hedda
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Andreas Kleinert
Screenplay: Andreas Kleinert
Cast: Susanne Wolff, Godehard Giese, Wanja Mues, Bruno Cathomas, Katharina Marie Schubert, Jasmin Hahn
Producer: Leopold Hoesch
Director of Photography: Johann Feindt
Music: Daniel Dickmeis
Production Design: Myrna Drews
Editor: Gisela Zick
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Wolfgang Bergmann (ZDF/ARTE), Jule Broda (ZDF/3sat), Meike Klingenberg (ZDF/3sat)
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: BROADVIEW Distribution
Production: BROADVIEW TV GmbH
Contact: Leopold Hoesch, Broadview TV GmbH:


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