Dead Girls Dancing

International Narrative Competition

World Premiere

FEATURE | Germany, France | 98 MINUTES | English, German, Italian | English subtitles


Women, Drama

Three German teenagers—Ira, Malin, and Ka—have just graduated from high school. As it is a rite of passage for teenagers everywhere, the trio decides to commemorate this milestone with a road trip. Once settled in Italy, the trio embarks in search of adventure. On the road, they pick up an intriguing backpacker, Zoe, who tags along on their journey. But when they stumble across an abandoned village, the quartet starts to experiment with the limits of their newly found freedom, away from the expectations of their parents and teachers.

German filmmaker Anna Roller’s feature directorial debut is a beautifully shot yet intimately scaled film. Sharply realized characters populate the story, with compelling performances by all four leads helping to bolster a contemplative, lived-in tone. With Dead Girls Dancing, Roller displays the subtle, steady hand of a filmmaker wise beyond her years and makes a bold statement as a director to watch.––Jason Gutierrez

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Fri June 09 - 8:15 PM

Sat June 10 - 6:00 PM

Fri June 16 - 8:15 PM

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Directed by Anna Roller

Anna Roller
Katharina Kolleczek, Lea Neu, Laure Parleani, Bérénice Vincent, Christian Becker, Uli Putz
Anna Roller
Felix Pflieger
Mila Zhluktenko
Associate Producer
Elsa Storms
Miriam Waldenspuhl
Sabeth Jimenez
Art Department
Lena Müller, Luisa Rauschert
Luna Jordan, Noemi Liv Nicolaisen, Katharina Stark, Sara Giannelli