Barfuss

SYNOPSIS

Nick Keller (Schweiger) cannot hold down a job and has „a problem with authority.“ Working as an orderly in a psychiatric clinic, he’s followed home by one of the patients, Leila (Johanna Wokalek), who’s suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after her mother’s death and starts hyper-ventilating if touched. An offbeat, strangely tender love story develops as the two hit the road away from the authorities, and Nick has to take responsibility for someone for the first time in his life…

Yella

Christian Petzold’s drama deals with a woman, who leaves her hometown for a promising job and a new life, but is haunted by the truths of her past. As her marriage to Ben broke and her professional career has no future in her native town in the Eastern part of Germany, Yella has decided to search for a job in the West. When she gets to know Philipp, a smart executive at a private equity company in Hanover, she becomes his assistant and gets involved into the world of ruthless and big business. Realizing her dreams could come true with Philipp’s help, she starts hearing voices and sounds from her past, which menace her new and better life…