Sportfilm, 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.

Cast: Kathatrina 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

scenery/ motifs Silke Schmidt

sound Antje Volkmann

recording management Swantje Möller

camera assistent Sophie Krabbe

editor Miriam Tröscher

colorgrading Andreas Hellmanzik

sounddesign Simone Weber

sound mix Andreas Hellmanzik

a Production by werkgruppe2, 2022

Selected for the short film program Short Export – Made in Germany. The program is a German-French cooperation between AG Kurzfilm, German Films, Goethe-Institut Lyon, Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg and the International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand.

Parallel to the short film, the five-part podcast series FETT was produced, in which Katharina Bill talks to experts about the visibility and representation of fat bodies on stage and screen. Her interlocutors are Andrea Schneider, Antigone Akgün, Thomas Lichtenstein, Doris Uhlich, Julia Graefner…

On this website, on Spotify or Itunes

Supported within the framework of the LEIBER project by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the MWK Niedersachsen and the Stiftung Niedersachsen.