Potted Palm Trees

Category: short
Director: Rosa Friedrich
Country: Austria
Year: 2020
Length: 20'
Production Status: completed


The wedding party couldn't get any merrier. The alcohol flows freely, the tables heave under the weight of all the food, and no-one can shout above the music. But this posh bash leaves Betti cold. She's seventeen, hearing-impaired and pregnant, and the father of her child has just married someone else. Her stepfather tries to gain control of the increasingly exasperating situation, but if he succeeds then Betti's mother won't be allowed to get drunk in the lobby, egged on by all the children... Potted Palm Trees is a film about sorrow dusted with glitter and about the duplicity a tuxedo can hide. Sometimes, however, the veneer of celebration is so thin that the acrimony it conceals shines right through.

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