Anke Engelke in “Mother”: Great virtuosity – culture


Johanna Adorjan

The film “Mother” by Carolin Schmitz shows what great things can happen when you dare something new artistically. It is based on interviews that the director did with eight mothers, completely normal women, there are actually no unusual biographies among them. They talk very openly about their experiences, including the difficult ones, revealing intimate things. These sound recordings can be heard in the film, there is almost no further text. But instead of the eight women, Anke Engelke can be seen throughout: she lip-synchs what the women say, so perfectly that it seems as if she were the one speaking. As if the respective voice were hers.

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