The odd realm of Frauke Finsterwalder’s Finsterworld

If you thought Germans can’t laugh, think again. This is a remarkable film made by a remarkable woman in film and it screens here in Vancouver on International Women’s Day, March 8.

Women in Film and Television Vancouver Blog


Satire, surrealism, fairy tale, allegory, black comedy, and tragicomedy: many genres could describe Frauke Finsterwalder’s first film, Finsterworld. One genre can be ruled out for sure though: vérité.

When the Women in Film Festival committee decided to invite Finsterwalder’s film, our festival judges and volunteers struggled with how to summarize this incredibly complex debut film – you’ll have to see it for yourself to understand. 

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