shortfilm, 2022, 18 min.


Anna is remembering stories from her childhood that were told so often that they became a self-description. Anna as a fat child in ballet class, Anna with a family friend in Venice, Anna as a teenager in the disco. These memories are part of an identity that is defined by the fat body, by the implanted thought of being wrong. How do you get rid of such images?

ANNA is the third hybrid short film by werkgruppe2, which is developed and realized together with performer Katharina Bill. The texts were taken verbatim from interviews with fat women.

with: Katharina Bill
Director Julia Roesler Conzept/ Script Silke Merzhäuser, Julia Roesler, Katharina Bill research Silke Merzhäuser, Julia Roesler Cinematographer Miriam Tröscher Music Insa Rudolph Dramaturgy Silke Merzhäuser Costumes Sissi Zaccardelli Scene/ Motivs Silke Schmidt Sound Antje Volkmann Assistence Swantje Möller Camera Assistence Sophie Krabbe Editor Miriam Tröscher ColorGrading Andreas Hellmanzik Sounddesign Simone Weber Sound Mix Andreas Hellmanzik A Production by werkgruppe2, 2022
Festivals: Krakow Filmfestival, Internationaler Wettbewerb, Weltpremiere Golden Ger International Filmfestival, Ulan Bator International Shorts Collective Festival, Pune Sinédoque Festival, Rio de Janeiro Kutaisi International Short Film Festival 2022, Georgien
Selected for the program Short Export – Made in Germany. The program is a german-french Collaboration with AG Kurzfilm, German Films, Goethe-Institut Lyon, Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg and International Shortfilmfestival  Clermont-Ferrand
Also the podcast-serial with 5 episodes FETT is developed by werkgruppe2 and performer Katharina Bill, where she talks with experts about visibility and performance of fat bodies on stage and screen. Her guests are Andrea Schneider, Antigone Akgün, Thomas Lichtenstein, Doris Uhlich, Julia Graefner On this Website, on Spotify or Itunes
Funded in the context of the project LEIBER by Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, dem MWK Niedersachsen and Stiftung Niedersachsen