A Woman

Eine Frau

24th TDF: International Premiere

This is the story of Marie-Louise Chatelaine, from childhood through marriage and emigration: a twentieth-century saga that takes us from Burgundy to Alsace, from Alsace to Germany, Holland and finally Argentina. What does it mean for a woman to lose her parents and make a family of her own, only to end up alone? What does it mean to move from country to country, from language to language? A Woman is a cinematic essay about identity. A search into the wounds of exile and a reflection on the function of memory. A haunting and intimate portrait of the director’s own mother. It is the story of an imitation artist, trying to adapt to the challenges of real life... as a woman.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Jeanine Meerapfel
Script: Jeanine Meerapfel
Cinematography: Johann Feindt
Editing: Vasso Floridi
Sound: Thomas Keller, Manja Ebert
Music: Floros Floridis
Production: unafilm
Producers: Titus Kreyenberg
Co-production: Malena Film Produktion, RBB, Oh my Gomez! films
Co-producers: Jeanine Meerapfel, Pablo Ingercher
Narration: Jeanine Meerapfel
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Germany, Argentina
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 104΄
Contact: unafilm

Jeanine Meerapfel


1980 Malou (fiction)
1981 In the Country of my Parents
1985 Melek Leaves
1987 Days to Remember (fiction)
1989 When Memory Speaks
1995 Amigomío (fiction)
2001 Annas Sommer (fiction)
2003 Fictional Lies on Right Occasions
2007 Mosconi – o a quién le pertenece el mundo
2012 The German Friend (fiction)
2019 Moving Sand/Topos (short, co-direction)
2021 A Woman
2023 Confusion/Diffusion