“An uncompromising, brave and controversial effort from Germany and a huge contender for the big awards at this year’s Berlinale.” — The Hollywood News
24 Weeks tells the story of cabaret performer Astrid who, six months pregnant, learns that her unborn child will be severely disabled. She and her husband Marcus have a choice, but little time. Astrid, usually strong in nature and with a witty answer to everything, now feels lost and on her own. Ultimately, only she who is bearing the child can make this weighty decision. What will she do? Who decides whether the child will have a life worth living?
Nominated for the Golden Bear, Berlinale 2016
Director Anne Zohra Berrached will attend.
Director Anne Zohra Berrached
Cast Julie Jentsch, Bjarne Maedel, Johanna Gastdorf, Emilia Pieske
Script Anne Zohra Berrached, Carl Gerber
Producers Thomas Kufus, Melanie Berke, Tobias Buechner
Presented in co-operation with Goethe-Institut Irland