24 Weeks
aka 24 Wochen
First screened in October 2016
Director: Anne Zohra Berrached. Cast: Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf, Emilia Pieske, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Karina Plachetka, Sabine Wolf, Barbara Focke, Martin Reik, Mila Bruk, Julia Golembiowski. Screenplay: Carl Gerber and Anne Zohra Berrached.

Twitter Capsule: Layered, moving drama about a mother-to-be contemplating an abortion refuses to simplify dilemmas or sell out characters.

VOR:   Hard to think of another film that dug as deeply into the mind of an ambivalent prospective mother. Treats a provocative plot with toughness and clarity.

Photo © 2016 Zero One Film/ZDF/Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Berlin Film Festival: Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas

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