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MY SISTER'S GOOD FORTUNE (GLÜCK MEINER SCHWESTER, DAS)

MY SISTER'S GOOD FORTUNE

It is evening, a park exit. Christian has picked Ariane up from work, they are waiting for the bus. Ariane talks about her work in the market-garden and her sister Isabel. Christian has fallen in love with Isabel, and Ariane keeps talking for fear of being left by him. Christian is a photographer without a regular income. Lunchtimes, he eats at the flat of his friend who is a painter, has a wife and child, and leads a way of life whose naturalness has never been questioned. Christian asks Isabel if she wants to move in with him, and he tries to stop seeing Ariane. All three think it is only a question of time before every-thing will be simple again, but none of them know how they will cope with this passing of time. "During the shoot, we were always throwing open the windows, and each place was fine that was loud, public and overwhelming. I think that these people - Ariane, Christian and Isabel - can only live in the city and would be unhappy or different in another place" (Angela Schanelec).


Angela Schanelec was born in 1962. She studied Acting at the College of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main from 1982-1984, and worked at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Berlin's Schaubühne and the Schauspielhaus in Bochum from 1984-1991. She studied at the German Film & Television Academy in Berlin from 1990-1995, graduating with MY SISTER'S GOOD FORTUNE, winner of the German Critics' Prize 1996. Her other films include: SCHÖNE GELBE FARBE (1991), WEIT ENTFERNT (1991), PRAG, MÄRZ 92 (1992), I STAYED IN BERLIN ALL SUMMER (1993), PLACES IN CITIES (1998, Cannes Un Certain Regard), PASSING SUMMER (2001, Berlinale Forum), MARSEILLE (2004, Cannes Un Certain Regard 2005), AFTERNOON (2007), ORLY (2010, Berlinale Forum), THE BRIDGES OF SARAJEVO: PRINCIP TEXTE (2014, Cannes Special Screenings), THE DREAMED PATH (2016, Locarno In Competition), and I WAS AT HOME, BUT... (2019, Berlinale In Competition).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1995
Director Angela Schanelec
Screenplay Angela Schanelec
Cinematography Reinhold Vorschneider
Angela Schanelec
Cast Wolfgang Michael, Angela Schanelec, Anna Bolk
Producer Luna-Film/Berlin
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Length 84 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Optical
Festivals Muenchen 1995, Mannheim 1995, Umea 1995, Rotterdam 1996, Viennale 2019

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