90-year-old Frau Stern is in remarkable shape for a woman her age. Her physical health is excellent, her daughter and granddaughter are doting on her, her hairdresser supplies her with recreational drugs and she is surrounded by friends who are still in their 20s. But the Holocaust survivor from Berlin has had enough: she desperately wants to die. With a wonderful performance from the late Ahuva Sommerfeld, Frau Stern is a sad yet funny meditation on life, death and everything in between.
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- "What at first sounds like a delicate experimentation becomes Anatol Schuster's debut film "Frau Stern" a moving, funny, wise film about life, aging and dying. ...one of the most beautiful surprises that German film has to offer this year. "
- "Feather-light and laconic...."
- "Here, the viewer has a heroine who could be called a combination of Harold AND Maude. Actress Sommerfeld—actually 81 at the time, and who, ironically, died soon after this film's release—holds the camera like the rarity she is..."
Awards & Recognition
Moscow Jewish Int'l. Film Festival
Best Feature Film
Max Ophüls Festival
UK Jewish Film Festival
Boston Jewish Film Festival