Losing Faith

Martha Mechow
Austria, Germany, 2024, 100 min


A colorfully painted apartment complex: Flippa sits in her room surrounded by drawings. She smokes, writes in her diary, the Go-Go-Goths sing, "And some days I just can't take it." Her mother disappeared a long time ago, likewise her big sister – and any belief in unconditional love. Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam" in 3-D embellishes a postcard, a sign of life sent by sister Furia who took off years ago for a "mother and child resort" in Barronconi, Sardinia. Flippa hits the road. On the soundtrack, her thoughts alternate with the narrative voice of the Heavenly Mother as spoken by Susanne Bredehöft...