Auring a holiday in Italy, the pragmatic architect, mother and wife Sibylle witnesses a suicide during one of her morning walks: a woman her age jumps from the cliffs along Lake Garda. Shocked by what she has seen, Sibylle’s perception of her own life changes.
Back in Munich, Sibylle tries, unsuccessfully, to suppress her memories of the incident and feels estranged from her own family. And coincidences and correlations between Sibylle’s and the dead woman’s fate continue to come to light. When Sibylle finally uncovers the woman’s secret, it is almost too late to halt the changes taking place in her own life…
MICHAEL KRUMMENACHER was born in 1985. He attended a filmmaking workshop at Columbia University, then studied Directing at the University of Television and Film Munich. In 2009 he founded Passanten Filmproduktion together with Peter Baranowski. His films include: THE SHIMMERING OUTSIDE (short, 2007), THE GUEST (short, 2008), PARALYZING AND LAZY DAYS (doc, 2009), BEYOND THESE MOUNTAINS (2010), WHEN EVERYBODY’S HERE (short, 2012), RECENTLY IN MY APARTMENT (short, 2014), and LIKE A CAST SHADOW (SIBYLLE, 2015).
Berlinale 2015 (Perspektive Deutsches Kino)