Tartuff : PÖFF

Grand Jeté

Local title
Grand Jeté
Director
Isabelle Stever
Country
Germany
Year
2022
Festival
17th Tartuff
Programme
Town Hall Square Film Programme
Genre
drama

For many years, Nadja was a famous ballet dancer. From childhood, she mercilessly trained her body. In the meantime, it has become more and more an obstacle in life and a source of constant pain. How to live after years of self-abandonment? Her work as a ballet teacher cannot fill this void.

In search of a new orientation in life, Nadja returns to her place of origin, to Hanne, her mother. There she meets Mario, her son. Nadja had him as a teenager and after giving birth she let him grow up with her mother in order to devote herself entirely to ballet. The two who have hardly ever met, encounter as strangers - and feel physically attracted to each other from the first moment. Mario, too, is intensively occupied with his body, trains it, explores its limits with a lack of concern and freedom that is unknown to Nadja and attracts her all the more.

Gradually, the two develop an intense, passionate relationship beyond moral conventions. Their physical encounters become more and more a struggle to define one’s own self and a recognition in the other.

Director
Isabelle Stever
Screenwriter
Anna Melikova
Cast
Sarah Nevada Grether, Emil von Schönfels, Susanne Bredehöft
Producer
Mohammad Farokhmanesh, Frank Geiger, Armin Hofmann
DoP
Constantin Campean
Production designer
Mirko Rachor
Editor
Paul Gröbel, Jil Lange
Composer
Thomas Mehlhorn
Sound
Manja Ebert
World sales
Reel Suspects
Runtime
Language
Estonian, German
Subtitles
Estonian, English

Screenings

Open Air Cinema Town Hall Square
ScreeningGrand Jeté
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer