Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

AN UNHEARD WOMAN
(Eine Unerhörte Frau)

Year: 2016
Country: GERMANY
Language: German
Run Time: 92 minutes

AN UNHEARD WOMAN
AN UNHEARD WOMAN
AN UNHEARD WOMAN
AN UNHEARD WOMAN

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Magdalena’s headaches are growing worse. At nine years old, she stands several inches shorter than her classmates, and her vision is failing more every day. After years of dealing with countless doctors who refuse to take the illness seriously, her frustrated mother Hanni begins diligently studying stacks of medical books as she is worried she is the only person who believes her daughter’s pain is legitimate. While visiting another specialist who is quick to write off Magdalena’s symptoms as mental illness, Hanni refutes the diagnosis and demands the doctor conduct further tests. Magdalena’s health is on a downward slope, and when her mother finally finds a glimmer of hope for her ailing daughter, it may already be too late. Throughout this ongoing battle, the film intermittently cuts to Hanni in a culminating court case with flashbacks of painful wounds from her own childhood. A tearful, heart-wrenching story based on the true events of a daughter’s unexplainable illness and her mother’s unrelenting struggle to save her, AN UNHEARD WOMAN is a fight to the end. (In German with subtitles) —A.B.

CIFF41 Screenings

Friday, April 07, 2017 at 6:45 PM

Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 11:45 AM -
Sunday, April 09, 2000 at 1:15 PM

Sidebar
WOMEN OF THE WORLD

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Director
Hans Steinbichler

Hans Steinbichler is a German filmmaker who was born in Solothurn, Switzerland. He attended the University of Television and Film Munich.

Filmography
"Hierankl" (2003), "Winterreise" (2006), "Das Blaue vom Himmel" (2011), "Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank" (2016), AN UNHEARD WOMAN (2016)

Producer
Nils Duenker

Screenwriting
Angelika Schwarzhuber, Christian Lex

Cinematography
Christian Rein

Editing
Christian Lonk

Principal Cast
Rosalie Thomass, Romy Butz, Florian Karlheim

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