The experimental feature film centries on Nora, a woman with a disability struggling to find love and freedom from her patriarchal family.
The white, bourgeois, oppressive system we call family keeps disabled Nora prisoner. Then along comes her Prince Charming – a refugee by the name of Amadou - and Nora sees her opportunity to escape. They plan marriage, but the family puts a spanner in the works. It’ll take a good friend, the paralysed Isabel, and a bittersweet ménage à trois to plot a way out of this drama... Perhaps wrong life can be lived rightly after all?
A neorealistic homage to the French New Wave set in the disabled hood – a film with real people!
Jan Eilhardt (Germany)
Studied Film and Performance (amongst others under Marina Abramovic) at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg, and during which he worked under Heiner Müller in the theatre. In 2001 he received the renowned Government arts grant from the Kunstfonds Bonn, and in 2004 featured 'Quasar' at the Art Film Biennale Museum Ludwig, Cologne. Since then his features, shorts and music videos have been shown at film festivals, in cinema as well as in museum and gallery programs throughout the world. In 2013 Jan premiered his first feature length film 'The Court of Shards' at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City. His award-winning short film 'The Last Night of Baby Gun' was narrated by Eva Mattes (famous for her work with Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Werner Herzog). He recently finished his second feature film 'The Real Court of Shards', a sequel to his first. His third feature is in development and is loosely inspired by his queer youth with his abused mother and fascist grandfather.