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12th(2010)



The Day Will Come

Susanne SCHNEIDER

  • Germany, France
  • 2009
  • 103min
  • 35mm
  • color
  • 드라마

Toronto International Film Festival 2009
 Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2009

 


 Synopsis
 

A strange young woman comes to visit a house running a winery in Alsace, a calm village near the border with Germany. This young lady, who intentionally hit the tree at the front yard with her car, is called Alice. She gradually drives one happy family toward destruction. After all, she turns out to be the hidden daughter of Judith, the wife of the winery owner, who has been wanted for murder of innocent people as a member of an underground terrorist group in Germany. Alice is back after 30 years to accuse her birth mother living in a remote land.


 

The Day Will Come sharply reveals the aporia of politics and maternity in confrontation seen from the point of present day. It is reminiscent women director’s works in New German Cinema era, which illuminated feminism issuess by interweaving the rapidly changing political environment and the strong women characters. Using a hand held camera, director Susanne SCHNEIDER successfully captures the tense conflict between Alice and Judith, Alice, the daughter, and Judith, a mother who accuses maternity under the name of history and who is confident, on the other hand, about the choice she made. The Day Will Come describes the collision of politics and maternity in the vortex of history.
 
 Program Note
 Alsace is a quiet French village near the border with Germany. One night, a young woman suddenly appears at the doorsteps of a house that runs a winery. The woman’s name is Alice and she has purposefully run her car into the tree in the front yard in order to work her way into the household. As the film progresses, she drives the happy family toward ultimate destruction. She is none other than the long lost daughter of the winery owner’s wife Judith, who was a wanted woman for having murdered innocent people as a member of an underground terrorist organization in Germany. It is now thirty years later and Alice has sought out this strange house in a strange land in order to accuse her biological mother Judith.
 The Day Will Come, which is reminiscent of films by female directors of New German Cinema that interweave the rapidly changing political environment and strong female characters to highlight feminist issues, delves deep into the aporia created by politics and maternity intersecting with each other in the present day. Director Susanne Schneider mainly uses a shaking camera and faithfully captures the dramatic tension between Alice, the daughter accusing maternity in the name of history, and Judith, the mother who was decisive in the face of conflict between politics and her motherhood.
 The Day Will Come points the spotlight at the powerful impact of politics and maternity in the vortex of history. (KWON Eun-sun)

Director

  • Susanne SCHNEIDERSusanne SCHNEIDER

    She studied at the Academy of Arts in Stuttgart and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf. She was an assistant director at the theatre in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt and a freelancing director afterwards. She had a scholarship for the screenplay workshop at the academy for Film and TV in Munich and worked in New York at the New York University Drama Section and in Rio de Janeiro at the Teatro Gloria. Susanne Schneider lives as a freelancing writer and director in Nehren near Tübingen. She is a guest lecturer at the Hamburg Media School and an advisor at the éQuinoxe-Germany-Screenwriters-Programme.

Credit

  • ProducerSabine HOLTGREVE, Stefan SCHUBERT, Ralph SCHWINGEL
  • Cast Katharina SCHÜTTLER, Iris BERBEN, Jacques FRANZ
  • Cinematography Jens HARANT
  • Art director Olivier MEIDINGER
  • Editor Jens KLÜBER
  • Music Biber GULLATZ, Andreas SCHÄFER
  • Sound Aline HUBERT