cousin cousine

cousin cousine

the film is available on dvd, including subtitles in english, french and spanish. have a look at the shop.
or watch it online. link und password on request.

cousin cousine (cousins)

cousins. words between chairs. voice to the piano. fingertips grope sense. bridges too high. personal collage about a hidden and hiding love.

germany / 2005 / 20 min


3sat-promotional award int. short film festival oberhausen
1. prize of the jury kurzfilmtage flensburg
german short film award 2005 (silver)
lili-award university of the arts berlin
best student film FEMINA, brazil
best internatinal documentary ‚expresión en corto', mexico

for a list of the screenings have a look in the cv
new announcements are posted on the blog.

jury statement 3sat promotional award,
51. int. short film festival oberhausen 2005

“… for a contribution with a particularly innovative approach. In addition the award includes a buying option on the awarded works to be broadcast on 3sat. Jury-Statement: The 3sat Promotional Prize goes to Cousin Cousine by Maria Mohr. The film convinces by its rhythmic montage of images and sounds, combining documentary and fiction material in an unusual way. Autobiographic fragments form a poetic picture of a "forbidden love".”

a selection of recensions for the film cousin cousine are available for download as pdf.

technical data

germany 2005
length: 19:32 min
format: dv pal 4:3
screening format: beta sp, dvd
colour & bw
sound: stereo
language: german
subtitles: english, french, spanish


script, direction, camera, montage, sound: maria mohr film
speaker: maria michel, maria mohr
performers: johannes leßmann, valeria ossio, johannes ebert, leanne bauckloh, benedikt mohr
piano (folk songs): maria michel

mix audio: jochen jezussek
production: maria mohr (at university of the arts berlin, germany)
found 'footage':
poem: kinder am ufer (1844), annette von droste-hülshoff
fotographs, audio- and videotapes by members of the families mohr and michel