Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Saarbruecken, 2023

What does it mean to be oneself? Can one also be many? In young Franky's head live a whole bunch of weird birds, like the strict concierge, the seductive chambermaid and an oddball elevator boy. Just when Franky thinks she has managed to get her real life together, the hotel staff interfere and mix everything up. Reality and Franky's fantastic mental hotel are connected by a lift - until it breaks down.

Despite her peculiarity, Franky just wants to find love.

Playfully, director Birgit Möller and lead actress Lena Urzendowsky lead us through Franky's rollercoaster of emotions. The film brings lightness to the complex and topical subject of psychological stress. This makes it possible for us to visit Franky's head cinema and feel comfortable there. An extraordinary, vibrant film that builds a bridge between worlds.

(Foto: © jip film & verleih)