Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents

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– Tu tiesiog... kitokia.

– Aš nenoriu būti kitokia.

At the age of 18, Dora is just beginning to blossom. Her mother Kristin has recently decided that Dora’s psychotherapeutic medications are no longer necessary. As the mentally disabled young woman rushes headlong into life, a man takes a liking to her. Soon, the two become sexually involved much to Kristin’s dismay. Unbeknownst to her parents, Dora continues meeting the dubious man, who is obviously taken with her unrestrained sensuality. Whilst her mother’s attempts to have a second child have thus far been of no avail, Dora becomes pregnant.
Festivals: 
Brussels Film Festival – Cineuropa Award, Cinelab Award for Best Image; Swiss Film Award – nominated for Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Music; screened in Berlin Film Festival; selected for European Film Awards.

Stina Werenfels

Stina Werenfels was born in Basel and spent her early childhood in the United States, Spain and Greece. In Zurich she graduated in 1983 from high school. Earned a degree in Pharmacology and from 1988 to 1990 she studied Philosophy and Film Studies at the University of Zurich, worked as a freelance journalist and screenwriter. In 1991 she enrolled in the graduate program of Film and Television at New York University. In 1999 she was awarded with Swiss Film Award, Best Short Film for Pastry, Pain and Politics. In 2007 she earned Swiss Film Award, Special Jury Prize for Going Private, which celebrated its premiere in the section Berlinale Panorama in 2006. Stina Werenfels lives and works in Zurich.