Five friends growing up in a small town in Germany, have to decide whether leave or stay after they finished school. They seek each other, they run away from each other as they kiss and brawl deciding what it seems to be the rest of their lives.. A kaleidoscope of violence, love and loneliness where intimacy and pain go hand in hand.
Best First Feature Award - Special Mention | Berlinale, Germany, 2020
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Marcel Bonewald,Isabelle Schnabel
Marie Tragousti, Sammy Scheuritzel, Michelangelo Fortuzzi
Melanie Waelde was born in Dachau in 1992. From 2013 until 2017 she studied screenwriting at the “Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin” (dffb). Since graduating she has been working as a freelance author and filmmaker. Her short films have been screened at numerous festivals. Naked Animals is her feature film debut.
Nie gesagte Dinge (2009), Ich halt dich fest (2009), Kindheitstraum (2011), Wie die Ratten (2011), Großer starker Bruder (2013), Irrdisch (2013), Motten (2017), What We Were (2019), Naked Animals (2020)