FREMDE TOCHTER (STRANGE DAUGHTER)
Lena (17) meets 19-year-old Farid, a young Muslim. She has a clear-cut attitude towards his culture and religion: utter rejection. Despite their differences – or perhaps because of them – they fall in love. When Lena unexpectedly gets pregnant the two of them must make a pledge to each other and their child. Hannah, Lena’s mother, sees red, realizing this means her daughter will be expected to marry a Muslim man – unfathomable both to her and to Farid’s family. A couple destined to be together stuck between worlds, traditions, religion, contradictions and prejudices.
Director Biography – Stephan Lacant
Lacant studied theater, film and television in Bochum and Cologne before completing his studies in the United States and graduated from the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory and at the Film Academy during his several years in New York. In 1996 he wrote and filmed his first screenplay for the short film LITTLE INDIA. In the following years, his work as a writer and director resulted in several short and documentary films, which were shown at various international festivals. In 2013, he celebrated his German-language long film debut with FREE FALL. He currently lives and works as a screenwriter and director in Berlin.