We Might As Well Be Dead

Fri 08 July / Pálás 3 / 18:30

2022 / Germany / 93 min / Drama

Anna (40) lives with her daughter Iris (16) in an appealing apartment building near the forest. It’s a safe and secure place and, as security officer, Anna holds an important position. When caretaker Gerti‘s dog disappears, fear and mistrust is sparked in the community. Soon the community is convinced that Gerti‘s dog died a violent death.
“Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Natalia Sinelnikova’s assured debut – which features a magnetic central performance by Romanian actress Ioana Iacob – is that it’s her Babelsberg Film University graduation project.” — Screen Daily

Fear of the unknown murderer spreads among the residents, and neighbours begin to suspect each other. To ensure that she and Iris can stay in the building, she goes beyond her moral limits.

Irish Premiere

Followed by Q&A with director Natalia Sinelnikova.

Director: Natalia Sinelnikova
Writers: Natalia Sinelnikova & Viktor Gallandi
Producer: Julia Wagner
Cast: Ioana Iacob, Jörg Schüttauf & Pola Geiger

Principal funder