The Case You
Dir. Alison Kuhn / Germany / 2020 / 80’ / Polish premiere
Director: Alison Kuhn
Cinematography: Lenn Lamster
Editing: Christian Zipfel
Sound: Larissa Kischk, Elisabeth Sommer
Music: Dascha Dauenhauer
Producer: Luis Morat
Production: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
World sales: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
I invited five women to spend several days with our team in a theater hall. Within this protected space, we try to figure out what connects them. They are in their 20s, actresses and four years ago they participated in the same audition, in which they experienced systematic abuse of sexual and violent nature, as did hundreds of others. I was one of the contenders as well. Like many of my colleagues, I wanted to suppress this day as quickly as possible. But since the director continued his abuse by using the audition material to edit a whole new movie, there is currently a legal battle between the production company and the actresses taking place. Not much of it has yet reached the public. Today, I myself study directing and explore with the women in “The Case You”, what occurred back then, how it was possible for it to even happen and what it now means for our lives and our work.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, CPH:DOX, Max Ophüls Preis (Best Original Score), DOK.fest München (Student Award), International Film Festival Assen, FDF Documentary Film Festival (Special Mention), Festival des deutschen Films Madrid, Achtung Berlin, Sehnsüchte - International Student Film Festival
Born in 1995 in Saarbrücken in Germany. 2013-15 she completed Acting at FAS Cologne. 2016-18 she studied Literature and Journalism at Freie Universität Berlin. In 2017 she received the National Award for Young Poetry “lyrix”. Since 2018 she has been studying Directing at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. She is a scholarship holder of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation in Art/Design/Film. “The Case You” is her feature debut.