Ms. Stern

Ms. Stern is looking to end her life, yet the absurd life circumstances and her random encounters conflict with the soberness of her desire.


Ms. Stern wants her life to expire already. With every attempt to leave this world, life brings her surprises. The absurd life circumstances and random encounters with strangers continuously conflict with the soberness of her desire to die.

Set in modern Berlin, MS. STERN is a dramedy about 90-year-old holocaust survivor, who is unable to choose her own fate. However, while trying her best to find a way out of this life, she spends her time joyously with her spirited grand-daughter, Elli, and her eclectic group of friends, living it up to the fullest.

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Director: Anatol Schuster
Genre: Dramedy
Original title: Frau Stern
English title: Ms. Stern
Country of production: Germany
Year of production: 2019
Length: 79 min
Color: colour
Shooting format: 2K
Screening format: DCP
Original language: German, Hebrew, English

Subtitles: English
Cast: Ahuva Sommerfeld, Kara Schröder
Scriptwriter: Anatol Schuster
Director of photography: Adrian Campean
Editor: Sarah Marie Franke & Anatol Schuster
Sound design: Thorsten Hoppe
Sound mixing: Harald Ansorge
Music: Konstantin Schimanowski, Orchester Shlomo Geistreich
Producers: Anatol Schuster & Adrian Campean
Production company: A + A Produktion Schuster & Campean GbR

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Festivals / Awards

Filmfestival Max-Ophüls Preis, Germany
Achtung Berlin, Germany - Best Feature Film, Best Actress, German Critics´Award
Neiße FF, Germany
Filmfest Emden-Norderney, Germany
Das Festival des deutschen Films Ludwigshafen, Germany
GI Mexico, Mexico
Oostende IFF, Belgium
The One International Woman's FF, China
Jewish International FF, Australia
Universine Allemand, France
Augenblick FF, France
Boston Jewish IFF, USA
UK Jewish FF, UK
Deutschen Filmtage, Germany
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Festival Internacional de cine Judío AC, Mexico
Tromso IFF, Norway
Skip City IFF, Japan
Moscow Jewish IFF, Russia - Jury Prize
Jewish FF, Hungary
Filmfestival Yesh!, Switzerland


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