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Viktoria

Viktoria

Mónica Lima
Germany, 2015, 31 Min

Wheelchair user Viktoria is training for the Paralympics. When, slowly but surely, she appears to be able to feel her legs again, she is unsure as to how to proceed; is the recovery of her ability to walk valuable enough for her to give up on her dreams of gold?

Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie GmbH

Elite sportswoman Viktoria is preparing for international competitions. She has been wheelchair-bound ever since she had an accident. Although her trainer is forever criticising her performance levels, she believes in herself. Her self-perception is put to the test however when, as if by miracle, she is gradually able to feel her legs again. Her physiotherapist, the only person aware of these changes, encourages her to be open with her trainer and yet Viktoria is undecided. Should she be satisfied with her new-found ability to walk and give up on her dreams of a medal?

This poignant film, heavily indebted to the wonderful performance of the main actress Anjorka Strechel, takes a closer look at the construction of self. JN/AS

FSK 6

Filmformat
DCP | Farbe / colour
Drehbuch
Mónica Lima, Gonçalo Branco
Kamera
David Wilhelm Schmitt
Ton
Hannes Marget
Schnitt
Mónica Lima
Ausstattung
Isabel Simões
Darsteller
Anjorka Strechel, Anton Spieker, Michael Kind, Sabine Werner
Produzent
Luise Hauschild
Produktion
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie GmbH
Co-Produktion
rbb
Kontakt
Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie GmbH
Luise Hauschild
Potsdamer Straße 2
10785 Berlin
Germany
Tel.: +49.30.2575.91 52
festival@dffb.de
www.dffb.de
Mónica Lima

Mónica Lima - born 1981 in Lisbon, Portugal. She studied Visual Arts & Painting in her home town. After graduation she adopted video as her medium of choice. In 2009, she moved to Berlin to work as an assistant director, later enrolling with the German Film and Television Academy, where she is currently studying directing.

Movies
QUANDO SOBRE AS MÃOS BATEM ONDAS (2011, short)
ICH KANN AUCH SINGEN (2012, short)
EIN REQUIEM (2012, short)
THE SILENCE BETWEEN TWO SONGS (2013, short)
THE GUEST (2013, short)
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