Abandoned at birth in the Greek mountains on a stormy night, Jon is taken in and adopted, without having known his father or mother. As a young man, he meets Iro, a warden in the prison where he is incarcerated after a deadly tragic accident. She seems to seek out his presence, takes care of him, records music for him. Jon’s eyesight begins to fail... From then on, for every loss he suffers, he will gain something in return. Thus, in spite of going blind, he will live his life more fully than ever.
Writer-director born in 1962 in Aalen, Germany. She studied acting in Frankfurt am Main from 1982 to 1984, and from 1990 to 1995 she studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. In 2005 she founded the production Company Nachmittagfilm, and since 2012 she is professor of narrative film at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Her films, including ‘My Sister’s Good Fortune’ (1995), ‘Places in Cities’ (1998), ‘Marseille’ (2004), ‘Orly’ (2010), ‘The Dreamed Path’ (2016), and ‘I Was at Home, But...’ (2019), premiered at Berlinale, Cannes and Locarno and have won numerous awards, among them the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2019 Berlinale for the last one. ‘Music’ (2023), her lastest work, won the Silver Bear to the Best Screenplay at Berlinale.