Short film / 38 min / 2014

54 year-old Marta longs to return to the time she had with her husband Wolfgang before they took over the farm. The two have been living parallel lives for years and suppress the obvious problems in their relationship. One morning, when Wolfgang doesn't come back from the stables, Marta's orderly world falls apart. Paralyzed, yet frantically trying to keep her everyday life together, Marta gets sucked into a downwards spiral that she can no longer escape by herself. Only when the past powerfully surfaces does she begin to accept the truth, and do what has to be done.

STAVANGER – a film about isolation and forgiveness. Sometimes it takes our greatest rivals to show us the way to redemption...



Cast: Ulrike Krumbiegel, Anja Schiffel, Olaf Burmeister
Directed by: Arto Sebastian
Written by: Jan Berning, Arto Sebastian
Produced by: Karoline Henkel, Jasper Mielke
Cinematography by: Simon Drescher
Production Design by: Cosima Vellenzer
costume Design by: Krisha Lindner
Make up: Anna Katharina Michel
Music by: Patrick Puszko
Edited by: Jan Bihl
Sounddesign by: Marc Fragstein, Tobias Scherer
Mix: Dominik Leube


Format: 1 : 2.35 Cinemascope, Arri Alexa
Genre: Drama
Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Ko-Production: SWR, ARTE
Funding: LBBW Foundation, Foundation Menschenwürdiges Sterben
Year of Production: 2014
Premiere: 35th Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis - Competion medium lenght
- Winner of Silver Tadpole at the 23. International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Camerimage
- Winner Best Actredd and Nomination for Best Camera at the Grand Off 8th World Independent Film Awards 
- Nomination for the Producers award at Sehsüchte - 43rd International Studentfilmfestival of HFF Konrad Wolf 
Further Festivals: 19th Portobello Film Festival London, The Golden Orchid International Animation Festival, 5th Beloit International Film Festival, Unlimited Kurzfilmfestival Köln, 19. International Film Festival Zoom – Zblizenia, Polen (Competition), 15th Hyperion International Student Film Festival 2016 (Out of Competition)