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Paula And Happiness (Paula und das Glueck)

Paula And Happiness

When Paula's grandfather dies, she is supposed to inherit his house. Together with her six-year-old son Johannes, she sets off for Lodz in Poland where her grandfather had been living. But, once there, she learns that she can only accept the inheritance if she lives there for at least three months a year and the other inhabitants can stay in the house. Paula cannot make a decision straightaway and decides to stay for a few days to start with.

Ute Hirschberg was born in Windhoek, South West Africa, in 1962 and attended the School of Film at the Royal College of Art in London in 1984 and the National Film School in Lodz from 1987 to 1989. She has worked as a freelance director, writer and producer in Berlin since 1990. Her short films are Die Verwandlung, Clouds, Gabriel, Pozegnanie, Laura (TV), Spuren, Familie Joldic in Witten (TV) and her feature debut Paula und das Glueck (1998).
Category Feature
Director Ute Hirschberg
Screenplay Ute Hirschberg, Matthias Kohm
Cinematography Jaroslaw Szoda
Tina Hillmann, Wanda Zeman
L.v. Beethoven, Schubert, Kodaly
Cast Ibert, Jana Radau, Franciszek Wardynski, Zofia Rysiówna-Hanuszkievicz, Luis Dieuzayde
Producer Ute Hirschberg
Production Companies Ute Hirschberg Filmproduktion, Berlin, Opus Film, in co-production with WDR
Length 81 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Sound Technology Mono
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Filmfoerderung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film

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