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FAMILY OF THREE, A (TAGE DIE BLEIBEN)

FAMILY OF THREE, A
Scene from A FAMILY OF THREE (photo © 2011 Toccata Film GmbH & Co. KG)

When novelist Andrea Dewenter dies in a car accident, the lives of her husband Christian, grown-up son Lars, and teenage daughter Elaine go off the rails. For all three, the days between Andrea's sudden death and her funeral turn into an emotional roller coaster that eventually shows them the virtue of being a family.

A FAMILY OF THREE is a touching and often dry-humored take on an ordinary family going through the extraordinary time of bereavement.


Pia Strietmann was born in 1978 in Münster. After working as a first AD and producer for different German production companies, she studied Directing at the University of Television & Film in Munich from 2001-2008. Her short OFFBEAT (2008) was screened at numerous festivals worldwide and was honored with the Starter Film Prize of the City of Munich. Her other films include: FAR AWAY (2001), FILMSTARS (2003), the episode BLACK IVORIES from the film NEUN (2004), MARTIN GSCHLACHT, PORTRAIT OF AN AUSTRIAN DP (2005), and her feature debut A FAMILY OF THREE (2011).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director Pia Strietmann
Screenplay Pia Strietmann, Lea Schmidbauer
Cinematography Stephan Vorbrugg
Cast Götz Schubert, Max Riemelt, Mathilde Bundschuh, Lena Stolze, Michael Kranz, Tessa Mittelstaedt, Franziska Weisz, Andreas Schmidt, Karl Alexander Seidel, Lucie Hollmann
Producers Fritz Böhm, Sven Nuri
Production Company Toccata Film/Munich, in co-production with WDR, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Esperanto Entertainment/Friedberg
Length 107 min
Format 35 mm, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Max Ophüls Prize Saarbrücken 2011 (In Competition), Montreal 2011 (World Competition), Sao Paulo 2011 (New Directors Competition), Molodist Kiev 2011 (International Competition), Valladolid 2011, Plus Cameraimage 2011, Tallinn Black Nights 2011, Shanghai 2012, Festroia 2012
Awards Special Jury Mention Saarbrücken 2011, Special Mention Festroia 2012
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund, Hessische Filmförderung

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