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At Ellen's Age

At Ellen's Age

Ellen must come to face some new turns in life. Although her job as a flight attendant keeps her rotating around the globe, she finds her private life has become a placebo, lending the sensation of security she needs so badly. As everything that has given her life the necessary security falls apart, 40-yearold Ellen sets out to seek a new purpose and a place to belong. In doing so she becomes a tourist in the lives of the people and groups she encounters, leading her towards a surprising catharsis.

PIA MARAIS, born 1971 in South Africa. Studied sculpture and photography, followed by film at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. Her feature debut THE UNPOLISHED won the European Competition at Crossing Europe in 2007, and four years later AT ELLEN'S AGE was also awarded in the same category. LAYLA FOURIE had its world premiere in the 2013's Berlinale Competition. Pia Marais is also a jury member at this year's Crossing Europe. // Films (selected): DIE UNERZOGENEN (The Unpolished, 2007; CE '07), IM ALTER VON ELLEN (At Ellen's Age, 2010; CE '11), LAYLA FOURIE (2013; CE '13)

Play it Again 2013

Pia Marais

Germany 2010
35mm / color
95 minutes

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Mona Bräuer
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