A FISH SWIMMING UPSIDE DOWN
directed by Eliza Petkova
An unusual love triangle where the lovers demand more to each other than they are able to endure.
Andrea, a woman without a past - playful, straightforward, ethereal, vivacious, candid, unpredictable. Philipp and Martin, his son love Andrea. Andrea’s presence shall fill the void that Hannah´s death has left in their hearts, the recently deceased wife and mother. A summer of fulfilled passion begins. But the inner emptiness of each individual soon demands for consolation, commitment and, not least, security. To possess becomes an urge. Love is suppressed by fear and present daily life is being suffocated under the weight of tomorrow. Three persons. One house. They live and behave outside of social norms and finally fail, because of their all too human needs. All that remains in the end, is emptiness and the question after guilt which must remain unanswered.
DRAMA DCP/HD - 2020 - Germany - 103min
CAST Nina Schwabe, Theo Trebs, Henning Kober
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE German
PRODUCED BY German Film & Television Academy Berlin
ELIZA PETKOVA was born Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria. In 2008, she began working as a freelance filmmaker in Berlin, where she initially focused on documentary films. In 2011, Eliza started studying direction at German Film and Television Academy Berlin. In 2015, her short film ABWESEND (ABSENT) was nominated for the Cinéfondation selection at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. In February 2016 she completed her first feature film ZHALEIKA, which premiered at the 66th Berlin Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Best First Feature Film and was awarded with a Special Mention by the international jury of the Generation Section. A FISH SWIMMING UPSIDE DOWN is her graduation film from German Film and Televison Academy Berlin.
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2020 - Official Selection