Nothing is meant to be forever.

Springtime opens hearts.
Summer brings festivities.
Autumn is star-crossed.
Winter means farewell.

Natalia (22) and her daughter Samanta (3) have just moved out from the battered women's shelter to a little flat. Natalia and her new boyfriend Łukasz (22) are trying to build up a family life there. He has a job and somehow they are managing. The days pass and they spend them watching television. Sometimes friends come to visit. However, financially it is tough and so the motivation to wake up in the morning is getting lower and lower. None of the jobs last. The conflicts between the couple increase. While their relationship is breaking apart, Natalia finds out that she is pregnant.

cinematography
Anna Winkler

sound
Svenja Klüh

written, edited and directed by
Svenja Klüh

script consultant
Kazimierz Karabasz

editing consultant
Katarzyna Maciejko

production manager
Jacek Łukasiewicz, Svenja Klüh

line producer
Natalie Lambsdorff

produced by
University of Television and Film Munich, Germany

 

Festivals

Camerimage - International Film Festival
of the Art of Cinematography, Łódź, Poland 2008

Taiwan International Documentary Filmfestival 2008

Trieste Film Festival, Italy 2008

Internationales Festival der Filmhochschulen, Munich 2007

Duisburger Filmwoche 2007

Video/Filmtage Koblenz 2007

Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire
de Montréal 2007

Festival der Filmakademie Wien 2007

Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival Munich 2007

Vision du Réel, Nyon, Switzerland 2007

 

Preise

Alpe Adria Cinema Prize for
the Best Documentary Film,Trieste 2008

Sponsorship Award of Landesfilmdienst
Rheinland Pfalz e.V., Koblenz 2007

AVID Sponsorship Award, Munich 2007

Prix de l'État de Vaud, Nyon 2007