The Forest for the Trees was the first feature film written and directed by Maren Ade, and announced the advent of an exceptional and original talent.
Ade’s latest film, Toni Erdmann, has been nominated for an Academy Award® this year for Best Foreign Language Film and has been lauded at the Cannes Film Festival –where it won the Fipresci Prize (and was nominated for the Palme d’Or) — at Toronto, by The New York Film Critics; the film has collected a remarkable 53 nominations and 31 wins worldwide.
The Forest for the Trees was also a hit when it first came out and was featured in more than 30 international film festivals, winning numerous awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress (for Eva Löbau).
The film concerns an idealistic young teacher who moves to a city for work, and has her world all planned out — until the realities of that world confront her.
In German with English Subtitles.
The Forest for the Trees is available on DVD or you can stream it immediately on Amazon Video.