Geliebtes Leben

Deutschland Südafrika 2009/2010 Spielfilm

Summary

In the dusty small town of Elandsdoorn, a South African
township not far from Johannesburg, life is simple and
serene. A prevailing sense of deep pride tightly bonds
together the entire community – but beware to those who
step out of line.
12-year-old Chanda is a hardworking promising young
student with a bright future, but her life changes dramatically when her baby sister unexpectedly dies.
Heartbroken, Chanda’s mother, Lillian, in turn becomes
severely ill. Her stepfather drowns himself in alcohol, leaving the young girl to take care of her two smaller siblings.
Meanwhile, the formerly friendly neighbors become
increasingly distant and gossip spreads. "Auntie" Tafa does what she can to help by getting Lillian
to leave town, but not even "Auntie" is immune to the
cloud of fear filtering across Elandsdoorn. Suspecting that
the community’s irrational ostracism has to do with her
mother’s illness and the death of her baby sister, Chanda
demands answers but is met with stubborn silence.
Unwilling to bear the weight of secrecy any longer,
Chanda sets out to face a deeply engrained, unspoken
taboo.



Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

 

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Credits

All Credits

Shoot

    • 16.11.2009 - 06.02.2010: Südafrika
Duration:
2900 m, 106 min
Format:
35mm, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.09.2010, 124535, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (FR): 18.05.2010, Cannes, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 05.05.2011

Titles

  • Arbeitstitel (DE ZA) Chandas Secrets
  • Weiterer Titel (DE ZA) Life, Above All
  • Originaltitel (DE) Geliebtes Leben

Versions

Original

Duration:
2900 m, 106 min
Format:
35mm, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.09.2010, 124535, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (FR): 18.05.2010, Cannes, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 05.05.2011

Awards

2011
  • Deutscher Kamerapreis, Kinospielfilm
FBW 2011
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
Durban International Film Festival 2010
  • Bester südafrikanischer Spielfilm
  • Beste Darstellerin
IFF Cannes 2010
  • Prix François Chalais