• Blue Sky White Clouds

    Blue Sky White Clouds



  • Blue Sky White Clouds

    Blue Sky White Clouds



  • Blue Sky White Clouds

    Blue Sky White Clouds



  • Blue Sky White Clouds

    Blue Sky White Clouds



Blue Sky White Clouds

a film by Astrid Menzel

Blue Sky White Clouds

Germany | 2022 | 91:00 min

Original Title:
BLAUER HIMMEL WEISSE WOLKEN

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
Grandma has become a little doddery. And since the death of her husband, called E.O., ever bigger gaps have opened in her memory, and her disorientation has increased. Director Astrid Menzel makes a decision: to take a ten-day canoe trip on northern German waters with her brother and the 86-year-old lady. An adventure whose outcome is uncertain and which the three travellers have to face anew at every stage.

Looking at the sky, watching the changing cloud formations, being all there. Things that Astrid Menzel’s grandmother finds easier as her dementia progresses. Horses and beds are recognisable up there, and sometimes there are thoughts of the late E.O. A chain of disintegration has been set in motion: The beloved house has become confusing, a home for grandma is being searched, the relatives feel nagging guilt. The granddaughter Astrid feels the need for action. Gently and with endless patience, she involves the elderly lady in the preparations and organisation of a canoe trip that would be a challenge for any beginner: Travelling on the river day in and day out, a different sleeping place almost every night. Old and young are trying to find strategies of interaction. Rummikub matches and writing a travel diary anchor them, but emotional breakdowns, too, are part of the endeavour. [65 DOK Leipzig, Carolin Weidner]
Festivals/Awards
2022
Young Eyes Film Award – 65 DOK Leipzig
Cast and Crew
  • Director Astrid Menzel
  • Producer Mike Beilfuß
Original Languages

German

Production Company
Freischwimmer Film GmbH
Am Dobben 104, 28203 Bremen
kontakt@freischwimmerfilm.de
https://freischwimmerfilm.de
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