It’s summer in Rome. Everyone’s sitting somewhere cool. Only nine-year-old Emma roams around her neighbourhood, which is located right next to the railway tracks. Despite the rattling and whistling of the trains, Emma listens out for other sounds. She meets dogs, cats and even elephants. Sometimes her eyes wander and she watches trains pass by, plays ball with her friends, or helps her sister serve in a restaurant. With the help of a little magic, she manages to escape her summer tristesse and transform it into something very special.
Elisabeth Wilke was born in Munich in 1990. Between 2009 and 2014, she studied design, art and media in Stuttgart. Since 2015, she has studied documentary film directing at HFF Munich. Her work to date includes documentary and hybrid short films, as well as media art installations.
Films by Elisabeth Wilke
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