THE GROUND BENEATH MY FEET

Running Time: 108 min

Marie Kreutzer
Director

Germany, Austria
Country

German
with English Subtitles

Language


Best Performance
Guadalajara International
Film Festival 2019

World Premiere
Berlinale International
Film Festival 2019

Official Selection
Hong Kong International
Film Festival 2019


Lola (Valerie Pachner) lives her life with precision; she is meticulous, orderly, and restrained at work and at home. As a jet-setting business consultant, she is used to being at the top of her game and is the type of person who plays by the rules well enough that she can break them when she needs. Even her clandestine relationship with her equally poised boss Elsie can be folded up and compartmentalized when needed.

But, as the title suggests, the foundation of Lola’s perfect world is rocked by the increasing instability of her schizophrenic older sister Conny (Pia Hierzegger) who forces her to reckon with the shadowy undercurrents of her own life. Kreutzer’s work is a subtly intense portrait of a woman simultaneously unraveling and coming together in new ways. THE GROUND BENEATH MY FEET is a stirring psychological drama that delicately balances love, secrecy, mental illness, and perfectionism.
— Julia Youngs
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