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

photographed by: Simon Drescher

production designed by: Cosima Vellenzer

costumes designed by: Krisha Lindner

make up by: Anna Katharina Michel

music by: Patrick Puszko

edited by: Jan Bihl

sounddesign by: Marc Fragstein, Tobias Scherer

mixed by: Dominik Leube



Crew United


Format: 1 : 2.35 Cinemascope, Arri Alexa

Genre: Drama

Production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Co-Producers: SWR, ARTE

Funding: Stiftung der LBBW

Stiftung Menschenwürdiges Sterben

Year of production: 2013 / 2014

Premiere: 19.01.2014

Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis


23rd Camerimage - Winner silver tadpole,

35th Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Competition medium lenght Film, Sehsüchte - 43rd Internationales Studentenfilmfestival der HFF Konrad Wolf  - Nominated for the Producers Prize, 19th Portobello Film Festival London, The Golden Orchid International Animation Festival 2014, 5th Beloit International Film Festival, Unlimited Kurzfilmfestival Köln, Grand Off 8th World Independent Film Awards (Nomination Best Camera and  Winner Beste Actress) - 19. International Film Festival Zoom – Zblizenia, Polen (Competition)  - 15th Hyperion International Student Film Festival 2016 (Out of Competition)