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As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around here to have faces. She even doesn’t recognize her own face. Years later, she learns about a rare, untreatable deficit of her brain. It was art, after all, that offered her a way to finally recognize herself.

We all share the same kind of brain yet everybody has a different view of the world around us. As a very intriguing example, Carlotta vividly explains how a world without faces does look like. She suffers from the miswiring of a tiny brain region that makes it impossible for her to see and remember faces as a complete construct, called prosopagnosia or face blindness.

In an interdisciplinary attempt between a scientist and an artist, we tried to convey the social pressure that Carlotta has felt her whole life. Still, she developed a novel and beautiful way of artistic expression that allows her to see herself in haptic selfportraits which would not be possible for her when looking into the mirror.

In Germany, CARLOTTA'S FACE was awarded with the "Short Tiger Award 2018" of the German Federal Film Board (FFA), received the "Prädikat besonders wertvoll" from the Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung (FBW), and was listed among the FFA's TOP10 successful German short films in 2018.

Our film was invited to over 200 national and international film festivals and won 32 awards, among them at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, DOK Leipzig, Int. Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg, Edmonton Int. Film Festival, SPARK Animation, Anibar Animation Festival.

"Haunting 'Carlotta's Face,' neither manipulative nor expected"
The Hollywood Reporter
"The fascinating German short 'Carlotta’s Face'”
The New York Times

Language: German, with English subtitles

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