France, Germany 2023 – Director: Tuki Jencquel – Original language: English, French, German – Subtitles: English, German – Length: 93 min.

A mulberry tree in the courtyard covered in green leaves. Growing old. The body deteriorates. No more sex. What is the point of a life like this if there is no purpose and no joy? For three years, a son follows his mother with his camera after she openly declares she wants to die. An open dialogue between a parent and child, lamentations about a life not properly lived. A touching sketch of a family. Elena Álvarez Lutz




Tuki Jencquel studied film at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. He worked for several years in Venezuela on commercial film productions until he settled in Germany and founded his film production company Orinokia in 2017. He speaks four languages.


ESTA TODO BIEN, VE/DE 2018, 70 min. (DOK.horizonte Award 2019)
(OIL AND RUIN: THE EXODUS FROM VENEZUELA, VE/DE 2020, 42 min., Deutsche Welle)

This film deals with assisted suicide.

Nominated for the VIKTOR Main Competition DOK.international

Slices of life, insights and perspectives: The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the award VIKTOR Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The award donor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.

Writer: Tuki Jencquel. Camera: Tuki Jencquel. Sound: Thomas Becka. Editing: Sylvie Gadmer. Music: Thomas Becka. Production: Orinokia Filmproduktion UG. Producer: Andy Cohen, Estelle Robin You, Tuki Jencquel. Co-Producers: Andy Cohen, Estelle Robin You. International Sales: Deckert Distribution.

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