Ela wants to escape the tristesse of her daily life and move West, into a better life. The story of separation as a new beginning.
OLIVER ADAM KUSIO was born in 1988 and studied Art History, Visual Studies and Philosophy in Frankfurt and Berlin. During internships in theater and film, he began writing and directing his own films. Since 2011 he has been collaborating with Rosa von Praunheim and is currently studying Film Directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. His films include: EIN HARTES LEBEN (doc short, 2012) and PRAUNHEIM MEMORIES (doc, 2014), both in co-direction with Rosa von Praunheim, as well as ANDY’S MY FRIEND (short, 2017) and ELA – SKETCHES ON A DEPARTURE (short, 2017).