Maryna and Tava are working shifts on a milk farm in Eastern Germany. In the village, they are known as 'the two Poles'. They themselves ignore each other existence. When the farm manager goes on a business trip Tava does not show up at work and seems to have disappeared. The next night a disturbing encounter takes place. Maryna wakes up in her container realizing that she is not alone: Tava is lying next to her, fast asleep, firmly clinging to her. But during night shift Maryna withholds the news of her compatriot having returned. When she returns to her container Tava has disappeared again. Her tracks are losing themselves at some drinking session in the surrounding countryside.

Director's Biography

Born in Schweinfurt, Germany in 1985, he studied theatre direction at the Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg under Luk Perceval. He then founded the Shane Drinion collective and staged his productions at theatres including the Staatstheater Karlsruhe and in Berlin the Maxim-Gorki-Theater, Theaterdiscounter and Sophiensæle. He lectures at the Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg and at Zurich University of the Arts. Since 2014 he has been studying film directing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf.

KONTENER is his first medium-length feature film.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Sebastian Lang

Written by: Sebastian Lang, Hanna Rode, Martin Herold

Produced by: Johannes Schubert

Cinematography: Caspar Hees

Editing: Martin Herold

Production Design: Melina Schuler

Costume Design: Hanna Rode

Original Score: Ivan Andrianov

Sound Design: Julius Rülke

Cast: Joanna Drozda, Anka Graczyk

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2018