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MISS SIXTY

MISS SIXTY
photo © moneypenny Filmproduktion, Bavaria Pictures

It’s all downhill after 18.

The good news is that you can live until you’re 100. The bad news is that society doesn’t need you after 60. So what to do with the last third of your life? Louise and Frans both have a plan. Louise (60), a strong, independent molecular-biologist and daughter of Doris (77), decides to get pregnant and have a baby. Frans (60), a gallery-owner, life-long bachelor and father of Max (27), decides to re-start his career by discovering the next rising star in the contemporary art scene. While struggling to redefine themselves, correct past mistakes, make up for lost time and avoid total ridicule, Louise’s and Frans’ paths cross. Obsessed with Romy, his 27-year-old intern and regular sex-mate, the last thing Frans needs is to fall in love with a 60-year-old woman with frozen eggs and a sperm donor. But he does. Obsessed with turning back the biological clock and finally finding out what it feels like to hold her own baby in her arms, the last thing Louise needs is to fall in love with the father of her “anonymous” sperm donor. But she does.


Sigrid Hoerner was born in Cologne and studied Film, Theater and Media Management at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 1998, she founded moneypenny Filmproduktion, an independent production company and received numerous awards and nominations for the films she produced. Hoerner is a member of the German Film Academy, the European Film Academy and, since 2006, the ACE Producer’s Network. MISS SIXTY is her debut feature as a director.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2014
Director Sigrid Hoerner
Screenplay Jane Ainscough
Cinematography Matthias Fleischer
Cast Iris Berben, Edgar Selge, Carmen Maja Antoni, Björn von der Wellen, Jördis Richter
Producers Sigrid Hoerner, Corinna Eich, Helge Sasse
Production Companies Bavaria Pictures/Geiselgasteig, moneypenny film/Berlin, Senator Film Produktion
Length 98 min
Format DCP, color, 1:2.39
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Istanbul 2015
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, BKM, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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