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Who's afraid of Alice Miller?

CH 2020, 101 min, Daniel Howald

Martin is rejected by his cold, uncaring mother and beaten by his father: a childhood without love. It sounds like a case right out of the book “The Drama of the Gifted Child” by world-renowned Swiss psychoanalyst Alice Miller. Except Martin is the son of the children’s rights advocate.

After Alice Miller’s death, Martin embarks on a journey to finally understand the contradiction between the famous childhood trauma researcher and the destructive mother. He finally discovers what stood between him and his mother: the greatest drama of the 20th century, the Shoah, the annihilation of the Jewish people. As a young Jew, Alice Miller assumed a false identity to survive amidst the Nazis in Warsaw – and was forced to witness all the atrocities. But Alice repressed these traumatic experiences, disassociating herself from them for the rest of her life. The deeper Martin digs into his mother’s biography, the clearer it becomes: his own emotional pain is the legacy of something that he himself never experienced.

festivals

Solothurner Filmtage 2020, CH

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NEWS

FILMDELIGHTS AT THE EFM

Screenings of our Films
at the European Film Market

A Black Jesus
9:40 am, 1st March (Virtual Cinema 17)
12:45 pm, 4th March (Virtual Cinema 15)

Who's Afraid of Alice Miller?
3:10 pm, 1st March (Virtual Cinema 18)
3:00 pm, 4th March (Virtual Cinema 17)

Glory to the Queen
6.15 pm, 2nd March (Virtual Cinema 15)
9:00 am, 4th march (Virtual Cinema 10)

NEW ON VOD

Una Primavera,
This Land Is My Land
and
Johanna Dohnal - Visionary of Feminism

NEW ON DVD

Die Dohnal  - Frauenministerin / Feministin / Visionärin,
and
Walter Arlen's first century

AWARDS

 

A BLACK JESUS

EFEBO D'ORO 2020
Premio Speciale
Centro Ricerca Narrative e Cinema

GLORY TO THE QUEEN

FREE ZONE FF 2020
Audience Award

DOQUMENTA 2020
Honorable Mention

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING BORN

VIENNALE 2020
Special Jury Prize

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FESTIVALS

WEIYENA - THE LONG MARCH HOME

will be screened at

Through Women's Eyes Int. FF, US 2021
5th - 8th March (online)

GLORY TO THE QUEEN

will be screened at

Fipadoc, FR 2021

WOOD

will be screened at

Fipadoc, FR 2021

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