Sarah Plays a Werewolf

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    Sarah Plays a Werewolf

    Sarah joue un loup garou

    Directed by

    Switzerland, Germany

    2017

    90 min

    • French

    Drama

    On stage 17-year-old Sarah gives it all. When she performs, there is an instant of suspense, a moment in which she appears to transform completely into her character. What lies behind Sarah’s radical stage presence? A dark secret she is trying to express. A claustrophobic family environment, the longing for a boyfriend, a friend, someone she can confide in. The more Sarah expresses this desire, the more she ends up alienating the people willing to get close to her. A few days in the life of an outsider and her incessant struggle to escape solitude.

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    Cast
    Loane Balthasar
    Michel Voïta
    Annina Walt
    Sabine Timoteo
    Manuela Biedermann
    Screenplay
    Katharina Wyss
    Josa David Sesink
    Cinematography
    Armin Dierolf
    Editing
    Tania Stöcklin
    Music
    Conrad Oleak
    Production
    INTERMEZZO FILMS
    Production
    DFFB
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    MNEMOSYN FILMS
    Sales
    PATRA SPANOU FILM MARKETING & CONSULTING

    Press

    A stark and sincere study on adolescence, its psychological extremities, and the longing to be accepted.

    Nicolò Comotti, FRED

    Shot as if to deepen the overwhelming sense of claustrophobia, Sarah Plays a Werewolf might have ideas crammed together almost as tight as Sarah’s neurotic family, but somewhere along the way, it also manages to grasp what it feels like for a girl.

    Marta Balaga, Cineuropa

    Katharina Wyss

    Katharina Wyss

    Germany

    Katharina Wyss (1979) after earning a Master of Cinematic Studies and Philosophy degree in Berlin and Paris, she studied Film Directing at Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie in the German capital. She wrote, directed, edited and produced several short films and commercials. SARAH PLAYS A WEREWOLF is her first full-length film and it premiered at Venice International Crtics' week.