- Sun 29 Nov 2020
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Rated TBC
- Free entry
- All welcome | Booking recommended
- Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
A thoughtful and compassionate portrait of one child's trauma and anger, featuring an enigmatic Helena Zengel in the lead role.
Bernadette (or Benni, as she wants to be called) is considered aggressive and unpredictable. Due to traumatic experiences in her early childhood, no one can touch her face.
She has been permanently suspended from the special needs school, and no foster or group home that takes her in is capable of dealing with her for very long. She is a "system crasher". That's what children are called that consistently break all rules and refuse to follow all structures – and slowly but surely fall through the cracks of the German child protection services.
Wherever the nine-year-old is taken in, she gets kicked out again after a short time. And that's exactly what Benni wants, for her only desire is to be returned to her mother, a woman thoroughly incapable of dealing with the unpredictability of her own daughter.
2019 | DE | 125 min | Dir. Nora Fingscheidt | Subtitled