The Forest for the Trees

Directed by Maren Ade
Maren Ade
Film Movement
2003
81 Minutes
Germany
German
Drama, Comedy
Screening Formats:
DVD, 35mm, Digibeta
Sound: Stereo 2.0
Theatrical booking
Clemence Taillandier
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Festival and non-theatrical booking
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Synopsis

Bursting with idealism, Melanie Pröschle (Eva Lobau), leaves home to start her teaching career, armed with alternative methods and bright-eyed optimism. On her first day of classes, she gives an ambitious speech, saying that she wants to offer a "breath of fresh air" to the school. Instead, Melanie finds rejection from her colleagues, torture from her students and loneliness in her personal life.

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