DANCING WITH BELLIES
Theatrical Release: June 20, 2013 Getting old is nasty. Getting old makes you hot and cold. Getting old gives you wrinkles and sagging breasts. When a woman’s menopause begins, she stops looking in the mirror; libido and beauty will soon become things of the past. All you can do is accept the course of time, hide your extra padding under a big sweater and prepare for your new role as a grannyto-be.
At least that’s what 28-year-old director Carolin Genreith is absolutely convinced of. She is all the more shocked when, in the middle of her quarter-life crisis, she returns to her home in the rural Northern Eifel region and discovers her mother's new hobby: belly dancing! Once a week, her mother and her friends unshamefully strip off their clothes, put on colourful costumes and get wild. They move their hips in circles, shake their breasts und roll their bellies - they’re even overflowing with self-confidence! All that at an age when women usually buy Nordic walking poles and girdles.
From a neurotic perspective of her own generation, director Carolin Genreith takes a closer look at her mother’s life as well as that of two of her friends and gains insight into three different ways of living and aging. DANCING WITH BELLIES is a story about the attempt to escape when you’re stuck in a rut.
It’s about the difficulties during menopause and about the art of chasing away the fear of aging with a skilled shake of the hip - at least for a while…
- Director Carolin Genreith
- Producer Erik Winker, Martin Roelly, Andreas Brauer
- Director of Photography Philipp Baben der Erde
- Editor Stefanie Kosik
- Sound Andreas Prescher