Everybody Wants to Be Loved

CIFF Streams

April 2, 2023 - April 9, 2023

directed by
Katharina Woll
Original Title
Alle Wollen Geliebt Werden
German, English
closed captions
audio description
english subtitles
film contact
Zeitgeist Filmproduktion
film contact email
[email protected]

In her naturalistic, award-winning debut feature, filmmaker Katharina Woll trains an eye on put-upon, middle-aged therapist Ina (Anne Ratte-Polle, “Undine”) as she wrestles with her own self-worth, her stubborn teenage daughter, and her selfish mother over one unnaturally hot summer day. —M.G.

In this charming debut feature, a therapist named Ina finds the balance of her life shaken, despite her happy and stable existence. When not caring for her patients, she juggles the demands of those most important to her: a combative teenage daughter, a demanding mother celebrating her 70th birthday, and a partner contemplating uprooting their life to another country. Suddenly, the needs of each are at odds with one another, and Ina is faced with a future when none of them are happy—least of all, herself. These daily stresses come to a head on the day Ina awaits medical test results, challenging her unspoken resolve to put the needs of everyone else before her own. Surprisingly funny and delicately capturing the trials of everyday life, EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE LOVED is a gentle drama that follows Ina on her sudden path to reclaiming herself. —C.F.

Women of the World
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International Narrative Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing By a Woman

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