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GABI

GABI
© Clara Rosenthal

A uneasy emptiness is overshadowing tile-layer Gabi’s life. Her husband is cheating on her, but she does not even mind. Her sister is pregnant and stressed out. Instead of recognizing Gabi’s conundrum she increasingly shifts responsibilities on to Gabi. Ultimately, Gabi even has to take in her senile dad after his retirement home becomes uninhabitable. The only person paying attention to her is her apprentice Marco. He sees her. He talks to her. Almost exaggeratedly. Marco, too, has problems. He is not capable of separating from his unfaithful girlfriend. Therefore, he is practicing breaking up with her: with Gabi in the role of his girlfriend. This role play induces an emotional mix, ranging from tantrums to affection, during which the lines between reality and acting begin to blur…


Michael Fetter Nathansky was born in 1993 in Cologne and studies at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. His films include: DIE EINTAGSFLIEGE (mockumentary, 2014), CHEWBACCERL (short doc, 2015), PITTER (short, 2016), and GABI (short, 2017).
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Short
Year of Production 2017
Director Michael Fetter Nathansky
Screenplay Michael Fetter Nathansky
Cinematography Clara Rosenthal
Cast Gisa Flake, Florian Kroop, Britta Steffenhagen, Martin Neuhaus, Dela Dabulmanzi, Werner Prieß, Anja Karnstedt
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, in co-production with RBB
Length 30 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Berlinale 2017, Int. Short Film Week Regensburg 2017, Filmfest Dresden 2017, Sehsüchte 2017, Wendland Shorts 2017, Tel Aviv Int. Student FF 2017, ShortFest Palm Springs 2017, Cinema Jove Valencia 2017
Awards Audience Award Regensburg 2017, Audience Award Dresden 2017

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