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My Parents (Meine Eltern)

My Parents
Scene from "My Parents"

Marie has a problem. She has met the man of her dreams. But he desperately wants to get to know her parents, which wouldn't be so bad had Marie not told him her parents were still madly in love, cool, tolerant, and the contrary to petty bourgeois. But Marie's parents are anything but that. Lydia and Erhard, both in their early fifties, have been a couple for more than 25 years. Their marriage seems fizzled out, daily routine has long caught up with them. For some time now, they've been sleeping in separate rooms. Everything is tidy, philistinism reigns supreme. In panic, Marie goes to see her parents to prepare them for their visitor...
Genre Comedy
Category Short
Year of Production 2003
Director Neele Leana Vollmar
Screenplay Maggie Peren
Corinna Tschoepe
Gino Pecora
Babsi Schreyer
Producer Caroline Daube
Production Company Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk, Maran Film/Baden-Baden, Media Cooperation One/Stuttgart
Runtime 18 min
Format 35 mm, color
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals Hof 2003, Clermont-Ferrand 2004, Aspen 2004, Créteil 2004, Granada 2004, Brussels 2004, Hamburg 2004, St. Petersburg 2004, Puchon 2004, Mecal Barcelona 2004, Badalona 2004, AFI Los Angeles 2004, Clermont-Ferrand 2008
Awards Eastman Award Hof 2003, Audience Award & Canal+ Award Clermont-Ferrand 2004, Best Student Film Aspen 2004, Best European Short Créteil 2004, Premio Especial del Públicco Granada 2004, Public Award Brussels 2004, Audience Award Hamburg 2004, Centaur Prize St. Petersburg 2004, Jury's Award & Citizen's Choice Puchon 2004, Best Short Barcelona 2004, Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award 2004, Best Film Badalona 2004, Audience Award - Best Short Film Los Angeles 2004
With backing from Nordmedia

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