Subtitle should be enough, maybe with a cute font, even colored (maybe in mauve tones) or black&white. Honestly now I’d like to talk about “Achtzehn”, as it has been originally called. If you want to know what it means, look for a German dictionary, for the lazy ones, check it online.
It’s a documentary about early motherhood. Cornelia Grünberg gift us with a glimpse of our society; not so different from previous decades. Intertwined stories, difficulties, revenge, new perspectives and new loves. The beauty of Cornelia’s images allows us to have an almost glamorous documentary, with special attention to the aesthetics of the shots, the camera movements and pulp color. Don’t miss musical raids apt and touching moments, as seen in any real drama.
Shallow film? Sometimes. Light. Perhaps an attempt to frame at best devastating feelings, magnified by the age of innocence. Watch and judge. For those wishing to try their hand at Vierzehn from the fifty-year-old film director, the entrance is on this side.
Text by Alessandra Sutto