Original title: Marija Director: Michael Koch Screenplay: Michael Koch Director of Photography: Bernhard Keller Producer: Claudia Steffen, Christoph Firedel Editor: Florian Riegel Country: Germany, Switzerland Year of production: 2016 Length (min): 100 Language: German, Russian Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: LUXBOX Section: Panorama Sponsors: Deutsche Botschaft Prag – Německé velvyslanectví v Praze, Česko-německé kulturní jaro 2017, Velvyslanectví Švýcarské konfederace
Marija is a Ukrainian working in Germany as a cleaning lady. One day, she'd like to have her own hair salon, but when she loses her job, the dream seems unattainable. Despite that, she refuses to give up and is determined to do everything to succeed in the foreign country. Michael Koch's confident debut captured the attention of film critics as well as international festivals partly thanks to Margarita Breitkrez's performance in the leading role.