Deutschland 2007 – Director: Svenja Klüh – Original language:


Nothing lasts forever. Natalia is 22 years old and has just moved out of a hostel for single mothers into a small apartment with her daughter Samanta. Here she hopes to build a life as a family with her new partner Lukasz, but her belief in a better future soon begins to falter. While Lukasz goes out to work the young woman and her child kill time in front of the television. The days are long, the summer is hot, every once in a while someone comes to visit. In the evenings they eat together and there is silence, a bit of messing around, then silence again until the next day begins. As the motivation to get up in the morning wanes, financially it gets steadily harder and into the bargain Natalia's father moves into the one bedroom flat with them. Winter has arrived and, now the honeymoon period is over for Natalia and Lukasz, they argue more and more. As the relationship slowly but surely falls apart, Natalia finds out that she is expecting a baby. This is a film about the gentle magic of life, the passing of time and the small details of intense emotions.

Award: Prix de l’Etat de Vaud, Visions du Réel, Nyon 2007

English/Original Title: Life Is A Long Lasting Day. Writer: Svenja Klüh. Camera: Anna Winkler. Sound: Svenja Klüh. Editing: Svenja Klüh. Production: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film. Producer: xxx. Length: 48 min.

New Films from Bavaria (2002-2007) 2007
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