Kiss My Wounds

With short THE DELUGE

KISS MY WOUNDS centers around an extended family unit that includes friends and former lovers as they convene in the Black Forest under tragic circumstances. Fissures are soon exposed within that unit, many of which are torn open to reveal the raw neuroses within. This second feature by Hanna Doose is a near symphony of emotional repression, nested in an intricate work of great confidence and cinematic agility. We see this in the extraordinary, expansive images that open the film, leading the way to a more intimate chamber drama that would make Chekhov proud. 

KISS MY WOUNDS is a film unafraid to tackle the silences, micro-aggressions and misunderstandings that punctuate family dynamics, often with ribald humor, and always with care and precision. It brilliantly captures the awkward ways we relate to our loved ones, even when that love is subject to great pressure and dire consequences.

THE DELUGE (Fiction short, Germany, 2021, 13 min.): The tire is flat, and it’s almost time: Martin and his daughter are meeting mommy at the playground. But she prefers to party with her friends by the river as if there were no pandemic. Soon, it will be summer in Berlin.


DIRECTOR(S): Hanna Doose
CAST: Bibiana Beglau, Gina Henkel, Katarina Schröter, Alexander Fehling, Godehard Giese, Jonas Smulders

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