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I AM ALWAYS ON TOP

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ABOUT THE FILM

"I am always on top" is a portrait of a grandmother who goes on a journey from her cosey living room to sunny Gran Canaria Island. Accompanied by her daughter and grand child, the filmmaker, the old lady has to fight her way through a fruit and vacation paradise. Affectionately, the film shows different parts of her personality; a lust for life, wisdom of age and the fact that „fortune favours fools“ are mixing up with what is the typical education for a german generation of the 10th und 20ies of the 20th century: The autoritarian protestant education which we know of by the film „the white ribbon“ is not only the engine that drives the life of the old woman, but also of her daughter and still takes influence on the grand child. An unbreakable lust for life finds it’s way that has a far side: Never to show weakness, and never to give up, because where I am is top!

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DIRECTOR'S DATA

Nationality:
Germany
Activities:
Born in 1969, Bettina Schoeller studied Literature, Journalism and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Hamburg and finsihed with a Master Degree. She also studied Film at the Art school of Hamburg and finshed 1999 with a diploma. After a Scholarship for the Filmacademy of Bucharest, Romania, 2000-2001, Schoeller started to work as a free-lanced director, writer and producer.
Screening / Award history:
February 2010 Berlinale Shorts Competition
April Int. Film Festival of direct cinema, Moscow
MIT, USA, Massachusettes
May Independent Shorts Vienna
“German Shorts in Cannes” Market Cannes, France
June Int. Short Film Festival, Hamburg Germany
Berliner Kurzfilmrolle, open air (Short films Berlin, Germany)
July Bonner Kurzfilmrolle, open air (Short Films Bonn, Germany)
August Silhouette, Paris, France
September Int. Short Film Festival Osnabrück, Germany
October Ex-Ground Festival, Wiesbaden, Germany
November Kerry Film Festival, Blennerville, Ireland
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4 people voted

tanao8561
2011-04-29 07:27:11

やりたい放題のババァだ。自己中だし暴言吐くし、そのクセ変な所は気にするし。
なのにそれが笑って許されてしまう。監督は近場ながら最高の被写体を見つけた。

kazuhiko
2010-12-09 21:45:04

ほのぼのとした映像が、平和とは何かを考えさせられました。
                      kazuhiko

Narishuna
2010-12-04 08:45:34

ケート
2010-12-02 17:15:15

世代間のギャップが面白い。おばあちゃんの言う言葉は現代では偏見と捉えられかねないが、その当時にしては普通だったんだろうな。そんな世代の違いを上手に、ユーモラスに映し出している。

cafe con leche
2010-12-02 03:30:57

Great Character!

たく
2010-12-02 00:16:53

タイトルがユニークで、映像に興味をもちました。