The Garden

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    The Garden

    Sommerhäuser

    Directed by

    Germany

    2017

    97 min

    • German

    Drama

    In the sweltering summer of '76, a shared family yard becomes set and setting for this grotesquely funny sitcom, as the adults bicker over selling the garden and the kids are free to explore the mysterious neighboring lot. Then they hear about a girl that has disappeared...

    Awards

    • Best Director (German Cinema New Talent Award) - Filmfest München

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Thomas Loibl
    Laura Tonke
    Ursula Werner
    Günther Maria Halmer
    Christine Schorn
    Screenplay
    Sonja Kröner
    Cinematography
    Julia Daschner
    Editing
    Andrea Hanke
    Natalie Lambsdorff
    Production
    WALKER + WORM FILM GMBH & CO. KG
    Sales
    BETA CINEMA

    Press

    Kröner gets unimpeachably natural, unselfconscious performances.

    Jessica Kiang, Variety

    A finely-crafted success for director Sonja Maria Kröner.

    Sarah Ward, Screen Daily

    Kröner wrangles unaffected performances out of her ensemble cast, assisting The Garden’s ambling atmosphere, as well as heightening the sense of authenticity.

    Sarah Ward, Screen Daily

    Sonja Maria Kröner

    Sonja Maria Kröner

    Germany

    Sonja Maria Kröner was born in Munich in 1979, majoring in Philosophy and Literature at University of Munich and studying screenwriting and directing at Munich film school HFF as of 2003. She received a media art scholarship from the Kirch Foundation and HFF Munich for her video installation "Six Doors", a peep show about six women in six phases of life shown in the Annual Art Show at “Haus der Kunst” 2010. After making her graduation film ZUCCHINIBLÜTEN, she went to work on installations "The Black Hole" and "Flipbook News" (a walk-in flip book), followed by THE GARDEN, which premiered at Munich.