Director: Mara Eibl-Eibesfeldt
Actors: Ben Litwinschuh, Lutz Simon Eilert, Helena Pieske, Ludwig Trepte….
Sound Mix at K13 Kinomischung
Childhood tends to be portrayed sentimentally – an understandable outcome when authors and filmmakers (and advertisers) want to show the innocence and imagination of a period interrupted by adulthood.
Im Spinnwebhaus, a new film by Mara Eibl-Eibesfeldt, takes another approach to this idea by way of fairy tales. When his mother departs suddenly, needing respite from her mental “demons”, Jonas is left to care for his younger siblings, Nick and Miechen. As their mother’s weekend absence drags into weeks and money and food dwindle, the house becomes a cave of childhood fantasy: bugs as pets, bed sheets for walls and a roof covered in spiderwebs.