Fariba, persecuted in Iran because of her love for another woman, assumes the identity of a man to gain temporary asylum in Germany. She takes an illegal factory job where fellow worker Anne takes an interest in the strange foreigner. As the two become close, Anne begins to suspect Fariba’s true identity – and both women face danger when authorities tell Fariba she must return to Iran.
Stars Jasmin Tabatabai (Bandits) and Anneke Kim Sarnau (The Constant Gardener). –Wolfe Releasing
Angelina Maccarone, born August 21, 1965, in Pulheim near Cologne, wrote song lyrics for Udo Lindenberg and ROH after finishing school. In 1985, she moved to Hamburg and studied German philology and American studies with a media focus. Her treatment for “Kommt Mausi raus?” about the coming out of a young lesbian woman won the award of the Hamburg Department of Culture in 1992. Maccarone then wrote the screen play for the TV movie of the same name, that was nominated for the Telestar award in 1995. She also co-directed the film with Alexander Scherer. In 1997/98, Maccarone finished “Alles wird gut” (“Everything Will Be Fine”), a film about two African-German women. The comedy was shown at numerous festivals and won audience awards in Los Angeles, New York, and Paris.
After “Ein Engel schlägt zurück” (“An Angel’s Revenge”), another TV project as writer and director, Maccarone wrote the road movie “Vivere”. But before she started shooting “Vivere”, Maccarone finished two other films… read more