© Leon Hörtrich & Wesley Salamone


catching birds

A film by: Lea Marie Lembke & Simon Maria Kubiena
Country: Germany/France/Austria
Year: 2023
Length: 19min

Stills/Poster/Portrait Regie

1. Berlinale Generation (Germany, January, 2023)
2. Diagonale - Festival des österreichischen Films (Austria, March 2023)
3. Cinema Talks (Austria, May 2023)
4. Vienna Shorts (Austria, June 2023)
5. Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg Mo&Friese (Deutschland, Juni 2023)
6. Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 2023)
7. Young Film Fest (Czech Republic, September 2023)

The sixteen year old wrestler Anouk is well integrated in the male-dominated parisian wrestling team. She trains with her best friend Louis but gets distracted by a new team member, who raises her interest. By following her first feelings of sexual desire she experiences the insecurity of her male colleagues and especially of her best friend

Anna Stanic, Fethi Aidouni, Marin Judas

Director: Simon Maria Kubiena and Lea Marie Lembke
Screenplay: Simon Maria Kubiena and Lea Marie Lembke
Producer: Lisa Purtscher and Lotta Schmelzer
Cinematographer: Leon Hörtrich and Wesley William Salamone
Editor: Lucas Cantera
Sound recording: Alexandre Gneouchev
Sound design: Bjarne Taurnier
Sound Mix: Frederic Hellmann Dialogue
Edit: Samuel Krupke
Production design: Lise Lacoue-Labarthe
Costume-Design: Clara Leclerc
Casting: Constance Demontoy and Anouk Abolnik
Production Company: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, La Fémis

Supported by: Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, MA7 Wien Kultur