An overworked young mother, her hard-working boyfriend and her lonely sister are trapped in their daily routine and social conventions – until one breaks out of her role and turns everything upside down.
High summer and stifling heat in Germany: Lara takes care of her one-year-old daughter, while her boyfriend Jacob slaves away as a cook. Everyday life is draining and a haze of frustration hangs over the couple. Recognition, whether in the relationship or at work, is lacking. One day, Lara wordlessly leaves the baby with Jacob and breaks out of the routine. She escapes to her home in South Tyrol, where her estranged sister Ida is helping to maintain their deceased parents’ farm. But Lara’s unexpected appearance tears open old wounds and disturbs the fragile peace. Can the sisters find their way back to each other and rewrite their life plans?
Nancy Camaldo, born 1992, studied scenic directing at the HFF Munich. Since 2013, she has directed numerous short films, music videos and image film productions. Together with Elfenholz Film GmbH she realized several short films, including “Alter” and “Haut”. “Haut” had its world premiere at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and was shortlisted for the BAFTA Student Film Awards. “Windstill” is her feature film debut.