We Might As Well Be Dead

International Narrative Competition

International Premiere

FEATURE | Germany, Romania | 93 MINUTES | German, Polish | English subtitles

WE MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD

Women, Comedy, Drama

Anna (Ioana Iacob) lives and works at an isolated and self-sufficient apartment complex with strict tenant expectations. Life in the complex is perfect until one of the tenant’s dogs mysteriously vanishes. Even worse, Anna’s daughter Iris (Pola Geiger) becomes convinced she carries an evil that causes her thoughts to become reality. These events set the stage for a slow but nevertheless maddening descent for the complex’s tenants, who become more paranoid about the outside than ever before in this timely dramatic satire.

The bright lighting throughout We Might As Well Be Dead masks an irrational but intense terror that has become all too familiar to us over the past few years. With its dynamic cinematography and an engaging slow burn, Natalia Sinelnikova’s feature film debut may cast your own HOA in a whole new light.--Frederic Boyer


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Natalia Sinelnikova

Natalia Sinelnikova emigrated from St. Petersburg to Germany in 1996 as a Jewish quota refugee. She grew up in Berlin and studied Culture Studies, focusing on theater and photography in Hildesheim and film directing at Babelsberg Film University in Potsdam. We Might As Well Be Dead is her debut feature.

Director
Natalia Sinelnikova
Producer
Julia Wagner
Screenwriter
Natalia Sinelnikova, Viktor Gallandi
Cinematographer
Jan Mayntz
Composer
Maxi Menot, Michael Kondaurow
Editor
Evelyn Rack
Production Designer
Elisabeth Kozerski
Executive Producer
Julia Wagner
Associate Producer
Ioana Iacob
Co-Producer
Magdalena Wolff
Sound Design
Michael Kondaurow, Colin Shaw
Producers Filmuniversität
Charlene Gürntke, Lina Mareike Zopfs
Costume Design
Marylin Rammert
VFX Supervisor
Johannes Blech
Hair & Makeup Design
Franziska Mayntz
Junior Editor & Music Consultant
Billie Jagodzinska
Cast
Ioana Iacob, Pola Geiger, Jörg Schüttauf, Şiir Eloğlu, Moritz Jahn, Susanne Wuest, Knut Berger, Mina Özlem Sağdıç

CONTACTS

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