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Mosaics of memory: In her latest film, the director Jeanine Meerapfel deals with the biography of her mother. In an intimate way, she remembers a woman for whom the feeling of homelessness was a permanent state. At the same time, it is the story of the exile experiences of an entire generation in the 20th century.
France, Germany, Holland and Argentina – countries where the director’s mother spent time of her life. The film takes the audience back to these places and recalls the life of Marie Louise Chatelaine Meerapfel through photos, diary entries and archive films. The result is a deeply emotional and touching film in the form of a documentary essay. Here, the author finds her own aesthetic form of remembrance, which is also permeated with fractures and incoherences and leaves room for her own imaginations. The film combines personal biography with contemporary history. The story of this woman, her experiences on the run and in exile are thus representative of the stories of many women of that era.