124 MIN
July 11th
Cinema House, Grand Hall

Berlin, 1942. The inconspicuous Hilde gradually finds her place in the resistance group which will come to be known as the “Red Orchestra”. Hilde falls in love with Hans, flourishes and, in spite of the constant danger to her life, is happy for a summer. When the Gestapo arrest members of the group in the autumn, the pregnant Hilde is among their number. In prison, she develops unexpected strength, giving birth to her son and keeping the memory of her beloved husband alive.

Cast & Crew
Producers: Claudia Steffen, Christoph Friedel, Prof. Regina Ziegler
Director: Andreas Dresen
Script: Laila Stieler
Director of Photography: Judith Kaufmann
Production Design: Susanne Hopf
Sound: Oswald Schwander, Andreas Walther, Ralf Krause
Editing: Jörg Hauschild
Cast: Liv Lisa Fries, Johannes Hegemann, Lisa Wagner, Alexander Scheer, Emma Bading
Production. Pandora Film Produktion

Andreas Dresen
Andreas Dresen (born 1963) is a German film director and writer. He began making amateur films in 1979. He was a trainee at the DEFA feature film studio in 1985-86, where he was assistant director to Günter Reisch. He studied directing at the College of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg from 1986-91, where he graduated. From 1990-92, he took part in Günter Reisch’s master classes at Berlin Academy of Arts. He has been working as a screenwriter and director since 1992 and became a member of Berlin Academy of Arts in 1998. Halbe Treppe was awarded the Silver Berlin Bear in 2002, and Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush won Silver Berlin Bear in 2022. His film Stopped on Track premiered at the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes FF, where it won the Prize of Un Certain Regard. Dresen also was awarded at Karlovy Vary and Yerevan IFFs. He was a member of the Jury at the Berlin IFF in 2003 and 2013.

Der kleine Clown (short, 1985), Konsequenzen-Peters/25 (short, 1987), Schritte des anderen (short, 1987), Nachts schlafen die Ratten (short, 1988), Was jeder muß... (doc., 1988), Jenseits von Klein Wanzleben (doc., 1989), Zug in die Ferne (short, 1990), Lulu (short, 1991), Stilles Land (1992), Night Shapes (1999), Grill Point (2002), Denk ich an Deutschland - Herr Wichmann von der CDU (doc., 2003), Willenbrock (2005), Summer in Berlin (2005), Cloud 9 (2008), Whisky mit Wodka (2009), Stopped on Track (2011), Herr Wichmann aus der dritten Reihe (doc., 2012), Brandenburg (2013), As We Were Dreaming (2015) The Legend of Timm Thaler or The Boy Who Sold His Laughter (2017), Gundermann (2018), Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush (2022), From Hilde, with Love (2024).