AMNESIA takes place in the early ‘90s and follows Jo, a 25-year old music composer who has just moved to the Spanish island of Ibiza. He has come over from Berlin and wants to be part of the nascent electronic music revolution, ideally by first getting a job as a DJ at the new nightclub, “Amnesia.” His neighbor, Martha, has been living alone in her house facing the sea for forty years. One night Jo knocks on her door. Her solitude intrigues him. They become friends, even as the mysteries around her accumulate: that cello in the corner she refuses to play, the German language she refuses to speak… As Jo draws her into his world of techno music, Martha puts everything she had previously lived by into question. Called “Barbet Schroeder's cinematic valentine to his German expat mother,” by Scott Foundas in Variety, AMNESIA is a haunting masterwork where loss of language is a symptom of denial.
"A touching look at unrequited love and neglected memory.” –The Hollywood Reporter
Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection - Locarno Film Festival
Official Selection - Mill Valley Film Festival
Official Selection - Warsaw Film Festival