Cast : Julia Jentsch, Bjarne Mädel, Johanna Gastdorf, Emilia Pieske
Producer(s) or Production Company : Thomas Kufus, Melanie Berke, Tobias Büchner
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Anne Zohra Berrached

The daughter of an Algerian was born and grew up in the GDR. With her first full-length feature film, Zwei Mütter , she won the prize of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival . In February 2016, her second feature film 24 weeks was the only German contribution to the world premiere of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival and received the award of the Guild of German Film Art Theater: Best Film in the Competition.  she received the directorial prize of the Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.


Centered on the dilemma faced by a woman who is already six months pregnant when she learns that her unborn child will have Down’s syndrome as well as a serious heart defect. Should she be able to choose the option of a late-term abortion? How can she and her husband know whether the unborn child could have a life worth living or would only suffer? In the end, the expectant mother realizes that only she can make this decision.

24 Wochen
103 min

Nominations / Awards


Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas – Berlin International Film Festival (2016)
Look Prize – Best Film- Film Festival Oostende (2016)Nominations:
Golden Berlin Bear – Berlin International Film Festival (2016)
Gold Hugo- Best Feature – Chicago International Film Festival (2016)
Politiken’s Audience Award – CPH PIX (2016)
Best German Actor, Best German Actress – Jupiter Award (2017)
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