The Ground Beneath My Feet (Der Boden unter den Fussen)

1 Hr. 48 Min.

Screening Format: DCP
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Lola has tight control over her life—both in the corporate world and in her secret relationship with her boss, Elise—but that control begins to unravel as she attempts to care for her schizophrenic sister and finds her own grip on reality is slipping. This gripping Austrian psychological thriller twists and turns while asking serious questions about gender, gaslighting, and mental illness.


"In the superbly calibrated new feature from Austrian writer-director Marie Kreutzer, the clash between these opposite approaches to life and work is interpreted as an ambivalent psychological thriller enriched with searing social commentary." - The Wrap


"Kreutzer's film [has] a depth of insight that is rare in the cinematic treatment of this most misunderstood of diseases." - Variety


"While it sometimes dons the characteristics of a psychological thriller, GROUND eventually unfolds a powerful, metaphor-driven fable, one full of sorrow and anger about the way we live now." - New York Times



Community Partners: Goethe House Wisconsin


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