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

Sweet Disaster

Year: 2021
Country: GERMANY
Language: German, Finnish, English
Run Time: 90 minutes

Sweet Disaster
Sweet Disaster
Sweet Disaster
Sweet Disaster
Sweet Disaster

Fun-loving and 40, Frida meets wallowing Felix over glasses of sparkling wine at the airport bar. A pilot at the end of his shift, Felix is drinking his feelings and mourning the loss of his eight-year relationship with Natalie when Frida sidles up to keep him company. A happy, carefree romance ensues, with a surprise pregnancy just six months later. While a baby wasn’t in the plans, Frida embraces the shift into parenthood…just as Felix rekindles his relationship with Natalie. Undeterred by this minor detail, Frida’s whimsical imagination and perpetual optimism lighten the mood, offering moments of laughter through her breakup and recurring medical warnings from her doctor. Glimmers of motherhood already exist in her love for her sweet daycare students and her new friendship with her high school neighbor, Yolanda. Quirky, colorful, and delightfully entertaining, SWEET DISASTER provides a unique picture of life changing lanes and the unexpected places we find love, support, and a new perspective. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

Westfield Studio Theatre

Friday, April 08, 2022 at 2:25 PM

Saturday, April 09, 2022 at 4:45 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebars
Comedies
Women of the World

Competitions
New Direction Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director

Director
Laura Lehmus

Producers
Markus Kaatsch, Nina Poschinski, Michael Grudsky, Christian Becker, Oliver Schwabe, Laura Lehmus, Eva Habermann

Screenwriting
Ruth Toma

Cinematography
Anne Bolick

Editing
Andreas Menn

Principal Cast
Friederike Kempter, Lena Urzendowsky, Florian Lukas, Mareile Blendl, Lasse Myhr, Katharina Behrens

Film Contact

Film Sponsor

German Film Office

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