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ANAMNESIS

Stefan Kolbe, Chris Wright / Germany / 2021 / 111 min / International Premiere
An interview with an anonymous murderer brings us into his dark mind, in a psychological true crime film with a puppet in the lead role.

German Stefan S. has been sentenced to life for killing a female colleague after stalking her. However, we never see his face in this film, where the footage of his voice is synchronised with a puppet brought to life by two puppeteers. ‘Anamnesis’ elevates the notorious true crime genre to a serious artistic and psychological level. With a truly eerie puppet as its expressionistic protagonist, the film invites us to reflect on basic concepts such as guilt and punishment, free will and freedom. A documentary horror film shot in broad daylight.