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Pelican Blood

Pelican Blood

Katrin Gebbe

Germany, Bulgaria | 2019 | Genre: Drama | second feature film | running time: 120’

"One of the most unique discoveries at the Venice Film Festival this year."
Alex Billington - FirstShowing

festivals & awards

Orizzonti, Venice Film Festival 2019 / Opening Film

synopsis

Wiebke (45) lives together with her adoptive daughter Nicolina (9) on an idyllic horse farm. After many years of waiting, she now has the chance to adopt another girl, Raya (5), to provide Nicolina with the longed-for sister. The first weeks are harmonious, and the siblings get along great. But shortly thereafter, Wiebke realizes that Raya, initially shy and charming, is becoming increasingly aggressive and poses a danger to herself and others. The mother will soon have to cross borders and take extreme decisions to protect her cubs.

info

Pelican Blood
original title

Pelikanblut

genre

Drama

country

Germany, Bulgaria

running time

120’

produced by

Junafilm – Germany

in co-production with

Miramar Film – Bulgaria

directed by

Katrin Gebbe

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Katrin Gebbe

Scriptwriter, Film Director

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Verena Gräfe-Höft

Production