Swatch First Feature Award: "Alles ist gut"
“No means no”. Words that Janne wishes could have stopped Martin from having sex with her against her will. After a class reunion and a drunken, traumatic night, things seems to spiral downwards for Janne: starting a seemingly exciting new job while forcing her to work with Martin; pushing away her mother who fears the worst and keeping her boyfriend Piet at a distance who consequently starts to reject her. While trying to appear strong and putting on a brave face, she alternates between utter denial of what really happened and feeling the devastating physical and mental consequences of her trauma, underlined with a suppressed anger; slowly drifting into a lull of passivity – reflected in a face that shows the nuances of subtle decline, burning itself into our minds. After making several award-winning shorts films, Eva Trobisch debuts her impressive first feature Alles ist gut; with superb acting by Aenne Schwarz. A film that is of utter importance and more relevant than ever; in a society where the value of consent unfortunately still isn’t a matter of implicitness. It’s surely not the last time that we’ll hear of Ms. Trobisch and we couldn’t be more excited to see what she has in store for us.Nadine Vafi