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PELICAN BLOOD (PELIKANBLUT)

PELICAN BLOOD
© Moritz Schultheiss

Wiebke (45) lives together with her adoptive daughter Nicolina (9) on an idyllic horse farm. After many years of waiting, she now has the chance to adopt another girl, Raya (5), to provide Nicolina with the longed-for sister. The first weeks are harmonious, and the siblings get along great. But shortly thereafter, Wiebke realizes that Raya, initially shy and charming, is becoming increasingly aggressive and poses a danger to herself and others. The mother will soon have to cross borders and take extreme decisions to protect her cubs.
Genre Drama, Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2019
Director Katrin Gebbe
Screenplay Katrin Gebbe
Cinematography Moritz Schultheiss
Cast Nina Hoss, Murathan Muslu, Katerina Lipovska
Producer Verena Gräfe-Höft
Production Company Junafilm, in co-production with Miramar Film
Length 100 min
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Venice 2019 (Orizzonti: Opening Film), Toronto 2019 (Special Presentations), Fantastic Fest Austin 2019, Zurich 2019, Sao Paulo 2019, Thessaloniki 2019, Kolkata 2019, Les Arcs 2019, Black Nights Tallinn 2019, Sitges 2019, Rio de Janeiro 2019, Palm Springs 2020, Göteborg 2020
Awards Best Director Fantastic Fest Austin 2019
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, BKM, German Federal Film Fund, Bulgarian National Film Center, SWR/ARTE
German Distributor DCM Film Distribution/Berlin

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