Human Flowers of Flesh

Helena Wittmann

Talents Germany, France 106 min Catalan premiere Fiction


Ida lives on a ship with her crew of five men. In Marseille her attention is caught by the secretive male world of the French Foreign Legion and she decides to follow its traces across the Mediterranean. As Ida and her crew sail via Corsica to the historical headquarters of the Legion in Algeria, boundaries and certainties blur while life at sea produces a special kind of mutual understanding.

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Helena Wittman

 Is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Hamburg. Her films, among them her debut feature film Drift (2017), have been shown internationally at film festivals (including Venice Int. Film Festival, Toronto Int. Film Festival, Int. Film Festival New York, Int. Film Festival Rotterdam, Int. Shortfilmfestival Oberhausen, Int. Film Festival Ann Arbor, Viennale, FID Marseille, FICUNAM) as well as in exhibitions and have received several awards. She has been teaching at Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts from 2015–2018 and worked as mentor at Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola in San Sebastian, Spain. Besides for her own films she is also responsible for the cinematography for other directors and artists such as Luise Donschen, Adnan Softic or Philipp Hartmann etc.

Filmography: Human Flowers of Flesh (2022, D'A 2023), Ada Kaleh (short film, 2018), Drift (2017), 21,3ºC (short film, 2014), Wildnis (short film, 2013)

Helena Wittman

Film information

Director: Helena Wittmann
Script: Helena Wittmann
Contact: Lost & Found
With: Steffen Danek, Gustavo Jahn, Denis Lavant
Country: Germany, France
Year: 2022
Format: DCP
Length: 106 min
Language: English, French, Portuguese, Serbian, Croatian, Amazigh
Subtitles: Catalan
Edition: 2023


Human Flowers of Flesh