In the early 20th century, the young mother Hanna suffers from her violent marriage. She abandons her family and flees to the sanatorium at Monte Verità. Hanna not only discovers her passion for the art of photography, but also finds – in the midst of idyllic nature – her own voice. Can she return to her family without giving up herself? MONTE VERITÀ is based on true events: the world’s first hippie commune. With the strong female ensemble consisting of Julia Jentsch (SOPHIE SCHOLL) and Hannah Herzsprung (FOUR MINUTES) in the leading roles, the film creates a modern look at a history that is far from over.

  • Director

    Stefan Jäger

  • Version

    German, Italian (OV)
    with English subtitles

  • Produced by

    Katrin Renz
    (tellfilm GmbH)

  • Cast

    Maresi Riegner, Max Hubacher, Julia Jentsch, Hannah Herzsprung, Philipp Hauß, Joel Basman

  • Genre

    Historic Drama

  • Running Time

    116 min.

  • Release

    DCM Film Distribution, Germany
    December 16, 2021

  • Festivals

    Locarno Film Festival - Piazza Grande | Trento FF – Closing Night Film | German Film Festival in Australia | Augenblick Festival | Austrian Film Week In Tel Aviv | Schweizer Filmtage in Montpellier | Diagonale Festival Of Austrian Film | Alexandre Trauner ART/Film Festival of SZOLNOK | Festival Augenblick (France) | KOZZI Film Theater Book Festival (Poland)

  • Awards

    Audience Award at Schweizer Filmtage in Montpellier | Augenblick Festival Prix du jury jeune

  • Year


  • Status


  • Distribution Support

    Qualifies for Swiss Films Distribution Support

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