Johanna believes to find happiness and security in her family live with husband and daughter. But facing her unfulfilled desire disturbs Johanna´s serenity.
FROM THE SPIRITS THAT I CALLED
ORIGINAL TITLE Geister, die ich rief
GENRE Short Film/Drama
LENGTH 38 min.
FORMAT HD, 16:9 Cinemascope, Color
LANGUAGES German, Swedish
PRODUCTION COUNTRY Germany
CO-PRODUCERS Filmakademie BaWü, SWR, ARTE, BR
IN COOPERATION WITH Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts
FUNDING MFG Film Funding
Due to the death of her father, Johanna returns after 6 years of absence to her native village in the Swedish forest. It’s when she meets her early love Elis again, she suddenly irrevocably gets thrown off her balance. Until then, she nearly had managed to forget about him, but now she gets reminded of the unfortunate love that once bonded them together. Suddenly, all Johanna has always wanted seems to be possible.
In my cinematic work just as much as in my private life, I like to look at and deal with interpersonal relationships – with dreams, fears and desires. With soft caution and utter awareness I want to approach the inner conflict that lies within all of us driven by the beauty of the human soul, the emotional depths and the proximate diremption. I have just the same demands on „From the spirit, that I called". The movie is meant to tell a story of love and responsibility that is asking for truth, lie and consciousness. It shows the inability to be truthful and honest with ourselves while longing for the feeling of rationality, security and desire.