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GERMANY 2014, 64′
Screenplay: Simone Catharina Gaul
Editing: Jan Bihl
Sound: Dominik Leube, Hanna von Hubbenet
Production: Dominik Utz, Martin Schwimmer



Bintou is from Burkina Faso and loves to lead a modern lifestyle. She dreams of becoming a famous dressmaker. Suddenly her life is turned upside-down when she has to take responsibility for her own daughter again who has been living in a children’s home so far. A film about dreams, responsibilities and the search for one’s place in life.

Foto Simone Catharina Gaul bw klein_300dpiSIMONE CATHARINA GAUL
Simone Catharina Gaul was born in 1984 in Stuttgart. She is a journalist and filmmaker. She studied Romance philology and political sciences in Stuttgart and Paris. After her graduation she continued her studies at the Filmacademy Baden-Württemberg where she made several short films and three feature-length documentaries. Her films have been shown and awarded at national and international film festivals. She lives in Berlin.