Backyard (Hinterhof)

Backyard tells the story of three Russian immigrants in Berlin. The 40-year-old Clarissa tries to escape her loneliness by secretly taking part in the life of a couple living next door. When they separate, Clarissa gets involved and has to make a tough decision.


Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu was born in 1978 in Chisinau/Moldova. After four years of theater work in Western Africa, she moved to Berlin in 2002 to work as an assistant director and studied Direction at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. Her films include: the shorts DIE VERSUCHUNG (2004), ERSTES, LETZTES MAL (2005), INTRE ZIDURI (2007), DIE SPIELERIN (2008), HINTERHOF (2010), the mid-length feature PANIHIDA (2012) which premiered in Rome and won the CinemaXXI competition, and her graduation film ANISHOARA (2016).
Genre Drama, Melodrama
Category Short
Year of Production 2010
Director Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu
Screenplay Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu
Cinematography Raphael Beinder
Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu
Sanne Steckel
Cast Marina Weis, Jakob Koehn, Masha Tokareva
Producer Sol Bondy
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Length 15 min
Original Version
 Russian
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo

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