30.09. - 09.10.2021

Pelican Blood Germany, Bulgaria 2019 | 126 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Katrin Gebbe

KATRIN GEBBE (*1983) studied film at the Hamburg Media School. Her debut Nothing Bad Can Happen was shown in 2013 in Cannes in the section Un Certain Regard and won several awards including the Montblanc Screenplay Prize at FILMFEST HAMBURG 2013. Pelikanblood is her second feature film and opened the Orrizonti section in Venice.

rated for 0 + years
In ancient mythology, mother pelicans fed their young their own blood if they were in danger of starving: a film about a woman whose motherly instincts know no limits. Wiebke (Nina Hoss) is a horse trainer and single parent of a 9-year old adopted daughter. She is happy to adopt a second girl, 5-year old Raya from Bulgaria. But it soon turns out that Raya has a serious psychological disorder and with her irascible and aggressive behaviour presents a danger to her environment. Against the advice of her doctors and friends, Wiebke declares that she will find a way to help the child and puts it through a therapy which takes on ever more delusional traits.

Presented by:
Original title: Pelikanblut
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Katrin Gebbe
Screenplay: Katrin Gebbe
Cast: Nina Hoss, Murathan Muslu, Sophie Pfenningstorf, Justine Hirschfeld, Yana Marinova, Dimitar Banenkin, Sebastian Rudolph, Katerina Lipovska, Adelia-Constance Giovanni Ocleppo
Producer: Verena Gräfe-Höft, Co-Producer: Mila Voinikova
Director of Photography: Moritz Schultheiß
Music: Johannes Lehniger, Sebastian Damerius
Production Design: Silke Fischer
Editor: Heike Gnida
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Katharina Dufner (SWR), Isabelle Amann (ARTE)
Format: dcp
German Distributor: DCM Filmdistribution GmbH
World Sales: Films Boutique
Production: Junafilm UG
Contact: Johannes Schüring, DCM Filmdistribution GmbH:


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