Paula

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    Paula

    Directed by

    Germany, France

    2016

    123 min

    • French
    • German

    Period drama

    Painting is an unacceptable vocation for a woman in provincial Germany in 1900, but the artist Paula Becker is determined to make her own rules. The exuberant 24-year-old woman rejects the conventional and explores her unique style. She flourishes in the countryside art community of Worpswede, where she develops friendships with the artist Clara Westhoff and the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. By marrying the painter Otto Modersohn, she hopes to find a creative soulmate, but five years of domesticity take its toll on Paula’s spirit, and she travels alone to Bohemian Paris, where she embarks on a long-awaited period of creative fulfillment and self-realization...

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Carla Juri
    Albrecht Abraham Schuch
    Roxane Duran
    Joel Basman
    Stanley Weber
    Screenplay
    Stefan Kolditz
    Stephan Suschke
    Cinematography
    Frank Lamm
    Editing
    Jens Klüber
    Production
    PANDORA FILM PRODUKTION GMBH
    Production
    GROWN UP FILMS
    Production
    ALCATRAZ FILMS
    Sales
    THE MATCH FACTORY

    Press

    Lush, involving biopic.

    Guy Lodge, Variety

    Christian Schwochow

    Christian Schwochow

    Germany

    Christian Schwochow was born in 1978 in Bergen on the isle of Rügen (GDR). He worked as an author, reporter and video journalist for German television and radio before studying at the renowned Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. As a child, he was involved in numerous radio plays and was the young publisher and editor-in-chief of the youth magazine 'Shot'!. After finishing school he worked as an author, speaker and reporter for various television and radio broadcasters, followed by studies from 2002-2008 in Film Directing at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy. In 2007 he graduated with the movie NOVEMBER CHILD, which was a big success in cinemas and won different awards in international festivals. In 2011 his second feature film CRACKS IN THE SHELL followed. For both movies he wrote the screenplay together with Heide Schwochow. In 2012 he directed the adaptation of the best-selling novel THE TOWER for German TV, which made him one of Germany’s leading directors.