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Widows

Three women, three lives, three husbands, several loves: the lives of friends Molly, Elisabeth and Maria couldn't be more different. However, the three come surprisingly close in their most secret desires. They see the solution to their problems in widowhood. Widows: a black comedy about the dream that every (married) woman dreams somewhere in her innermost self. To be alone, free, unattached, without any responsibilities. And perhaps many a spouse won't have a gentle awakening....


Sherry Hormann was born in Kingston/New York in 1960 and moved to Germany in 1966. She studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich from 1979-1983 and worked in continuity and as an assistant director for television and film until 1986. Since then, she has been active as a scriptwriter, production designer and director. Her directorial debut SILENT SHADOWS (1991) won German Film Awards for Best Film, Best Female Actress and Best Soundtrack in 1992 as well as the Bavarian Film Award for Best Newcomer Director and the Max Ophüls Award. Her other films include: FRAUEN SIND WAS WUNDERBARES (1993), DOUBTING THOMAS (IRREN IST MÄNNLICH, 1995), THE CELLIST (1996), WIDOWS (1997), PRIVATE LIES (2000), MY DAUGHTER'S TEARS (2002), BALLS (MÄNNER WIE WIR, 2004), DESERT FLOWER (WÜSTENBLUME, 2009), and A REGULAR WOMAN (NUR EINE FRAU, 2019).
Category Feature
Director Sherry Hormann
Screenplay Kit Hopkins
Cinematography Hans-Guenther Buecking
Christel Sukow
Peter Wolf, Klaus Frers, Day Dream
Cast Heino Ferch, Michaela May, Eva Mattes, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Gruschenka Stevens, Martin Benrath, Huup Stapel, Katja Flint, Ornella Muti
Production Company Hager Moss Film/Munich
Length 100 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Berlin 98: German Films
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BMI

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