Sweet Disaster

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Showings

Gray Duck Theater & Coffeehouse Sun, May 8 7:00 PM
Landmark Center Tue, May 10 4:30 PM
The Main 3 Thu, May 12 1:45 PM
Virtual
Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Women & Film
Tags:Drama
Comedy
Dark Comedy
Dramedy
Motherhood
Romantic Comedy
Romance
Relationship
Women Directors
Women's Rights
Release Year:2021
Runtime:90 min
Country/Region:Germany
Festivals & Awards:Nov 2021 | 29th RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
UK
Nov 2021 | 75th INT'L FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA DI SALERNO
ITALY
Nov 2021 | 52nd INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA GOA
INDIA
Jan 2022 | 7th JAIPUR INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
INDIA
***Closing Film*** / ***Best Visual Effects Award***
Jan 2022 | 43rd FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS
GERMANY
Jan 2022 | 48th INT'L FILMWOCHENENDE WÜRZBURG
GERMANY
Feb 2022 | 6th INDIE-LINCS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
UK
March 2022 | 37th SANTA BARBARA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
USA
March 2022 | 26th BERLIN & BEYOND FILM FESTIVAL
USA
March 2022 | 3rd SINCINE FILM FESTIVAL
USA
March 2022 | 5th PENDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
CANADA
***Opening Film***
March 2022 | 5th BEIRUT INT'L WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL
LEBANON
March 2022 | 8th MANCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL
UK
March 2022 | 4th MALTA FILM FESTIVAL
MALTA
March 2022 | 17th OMAHA FILM FESTIVAL
USA
March 2022 | 26th FILMFESTIVAL TÜRKEI DEUTSCHLAND
GERMANY
March 2022 | 25th SONOMA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
USA
April 2022 | 46th CLEVELAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
USA
April 2022 | 24th SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL
USA
April 2022 | 4th NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA FILM FESTIVAL
USA
April 2022 | 4th ARCTIC FILM FESTIVAL
NORWAY
April 2022 | 7th FILMFEST BREMEN
GERMANY
April 2022 | 18th ACHTUNG BERLIN FILMFESTIVAL
GERMANY
April 2022 | 7th NAOUSSA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
GREECE
April 2022 | 24th MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL
USA
April 2022 | 45th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE
GERMANY
April 2022 | 28th SAN LUIS OBISPO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
USA
April 2022 | 1st NO WOMAN NO FILM: FEMINIST FILM FESTIVAL
GERMANY
April 2022 | 15th POPPY JASPER INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
USA
April 2022 | 16th FORT MYERS BEACH INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
USA
June 2022 | 11th RICHMOND FILM FESTIVAL
USA
August 2022 | 31st CINEQUEST
USA
September 2022 | 7th FERRARA FILM FESTIVAL
ITALY
Language:German
Finnish
English
Print Source:Zeitgeist Filmproduktion
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/604691063/a2b0746f5c
Cast/Crew
Director:Laura Lehmus
Producer:Laura Lehmus
Michael Grudsky
Markus Kaatsch
Nina Poschinski
Cinematographer:Anne Bolick
Screenwriter:Ruth Toma
Editor:Andreas Menn
Composer:Boris Goltz
Principal Cast:Friederike Kempter
Lena Urzendowsky
Florian Lukas
Lasse Myhr

Description

Frida is a 40-year-old painting therapist who finds herself pregnant. When Felix, her boyfriend, (who hasn’t been her partner for very long), hears this, he’s gone and back with his ex. What is Frida to do but launch a full-scale, sometimes outlandish plan to keep him in her life?

After a chance encounter and whirlwind romance between Frida and Felix results in a stunning pregnancy, the two parents-to-be reevaluate their lives. For Felix, this means hightailing it out of there. But for Frida, it is a challenge–with the help of her friend, a teenage neighbor, she concocts plans to win Felix back that are at once clever and totally bonkers. Laura Lehmus’ bold use of color, magical realism, and a brilliant comic performance by Friederike Kempter make Sweet Disaster a genuine crowd pleaser.


Director Biography

Laura Lehmus

Born 1972 in Riihimäki, Finland, Laura Lehmus studied at the F+F School in Zurich and the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. Her short films include “Not Going Down” (2001) and the animated short “AlieNation” (2014). Sweet Disaster (2021) is her feature debut.


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