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

cinematography Miriam Tröscher

music Insa Rudolph

dramaturgy Silke Merzhäuser

costumes Sissi Zaccardelli

scene images Silke Schmidt

sound Antje Volkmann

project assistence Swantje Möller

camera assistence Sophie Krabbe

editor Miriam Tröscher

colorGrading Andreas Hellmanzik

sounddesign Simone Weber

sound mix Andreas Hellmanzik

Produced by werkgruppe2, 2022

selected for the shortfilm program Short Export – Made in Germany. This program is a cooperation of AG Kurzfilm, German Films, Goethe-Institut Lyon, Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg und dem Internationalen Kurzfilmfestival Clermont-Ferrand


Funded in the project LEIBER by Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, MWK Niedersachsen and Stiftung Niedersachsen