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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 02/2022

This is the story of Marie-Louise Chatelaine. A twentieth-century saga from childhood through marriage and emigration, that takes us from Burgundy to Alsace, from Alsace to Germany, to Holland and finally to Argentina.

What does it mean for a woman to lose her parents and make a family of her own, only to end up alone? What does it mean to move from country to country, from language to language?

“A Woman” is a cinematic essay about identity. A search into the wounds of exile and a reflection on the function of memory. A haunting and intimate portrait of the director’s own mother. It is the story of an imitation artist, trying to adapt to the challenges of real life … as a woman.
Genre Biopic, Drama, Educational, Essay, History, Road Movie
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2021
Director Jeanine Meerapfel
Screenplay Jeanine Meerapfel
Cinematography Johann Feindt
Producer Titus Kreyenberg
Co-Producers Jeanine Meerapfel, Pablo Ingercher
Production Company unafilm, in co-production with Malena Films/Berlin, Oh My Gomez! Films
Runtime 104 min
Format 1:1.85
Dubbed Versions German, English, French, Spanish
 German, Spanish, English French
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Mar del Plata 2021, Thessaloniki IFF 2022
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, MFG Baden-Württemberg

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