PAULA
PAULA


SYNOPSIS
Worpswede, northern Germany, 1900. From the moment they meet, Paula Becker and Otto Modersohn sense a special connection. Their shared passion for painting grows into a great love. They marry, but the life they lead as a couple is far removed from the conventions of their time. It’s a relationship rendered in rich colors and bold strokes, and which bears battle scars. In fact, it’s just like the art of this young woman who boldly seizes life and who will go down in art history as Paula Modersohn-Becker. Against all odds, she lives out her vision of artistic self-fulfillment and her romantic image of marriage and love.

DIRECTORChristian Schwochow
YEAR2016
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSPiazza Grande - Locarno Film Festival 2016
PRODUCERSIngelore König & Christoph Friedel & Claudia Steffen (producers)
Laurence Clerc & Olivier Théry Lapiney (co-producers)
Barbara Buhl (WDR)
Caroline Haasis (Degeto)
Annette Strelow (Radio Bremen)
Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte)
(commissioning editors)
CO PRODUCTION WITHPandora Film Produktion/ Grown Up Films
in co-production with
Alcatraz Films (France)
and
Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Degeto
Radio Bremen
Arte
PRODUCTIONKatja Christochowitz
SUPPORTED BYFilm- und Medienstiftung NRW
Deutscher Filmförderfonds
Filmförderungsanstalt
Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
Nordmedia
Centre National Du Cinema Et De L'Image Animee
development supported by
Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
BKM
WORLD SALESThe Match Factory
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORPandora Film Verleih
LENGTH123 min.
FORMATDCP 2K - 1:2
39 scope - colour - 5.1. sound
SHOOTING LOCATIONGermany & France
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEGerman with parts in French
CASTCarla Juri (Paula Modersohn-Becker)
Albrecht Abraham Schuch (Otto Modersohn)
Roxane Duran (Clara Rilke-Westhoff)
Joel Basman (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Stanley Weber (George)
Nicki von Tempelhoff (Fritz Mackensen)
Jonas Friedrich Leonhardi (Heinrich Vogeler)
WRITERSStefan Kolditz
Stephan Suschke
CASTINGAnja Dihrberg
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYFrank Lamm
EDITINGJens Klüber
MUSICJean Rondeau
SOUNDRainer Heesch (sound design)
Bruno Tarrère (re-recording mix)
Jean-Paul Bernard (original sound)
ART DIRECTIONTim Pannen
COSTUMESFrauke Firl
MAKE UP HAIRAstrid Weber & Hannah Fischleder
LINKSwww.paula-film.de ///// www.pandorafilm.de ///// www.the-match-factory.com