My Death Is Not Yours

(Mein Tod ist nicht dein Tod)

Germany, 2006, 86 min, color
In German; English subtitles
Credits:
Director

Synopsis

Lars Barthel met Chetna Vora, the daughter of an Indian Communist parliamentarian while they were studying directing in socialist East Germany. They collaborated on each other’s documentary projects and married and had a child. Although Lars obtained an exit visa to go to India, they separated, as Chetna preferred to go to West Berlin. Her subsequent tragic death haunted him until he could make this forthright account about their odyssey together. 

Awards

2006 - Discovery Channel Winner at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

2007 - New Berlin Film Award Winner for Best Documentary.

Press comments

"A very personal examination of death." –Program, International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

 

"An autobiographical documentary with a dramatic structure about the difficult art of letting go." –filmz.de 

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