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Wood and Water

1hr 19mins
Directed by
Jonas Bak
Lena Ackermann,
Anke Bak,
Theresa Bak
Film Language
German with English subtitles


Sun 12/05
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Newly retired from a job as church administrator, Anke (played by the filmmaker’s own mother) dreams of spending time with her grown children—including her uncommunicative and elusive son, Max, who has been living for years in Hong Kong, and who is unable to join his mother and sister back in Germany due to the ongoing pro-democracy protests.

In a daring decision, Anke, though suffering from depression and anxiety, travels to Hong Kong to find Max and perhaps also herself.

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