The twins Cosmo and Carmen return to their former childhood home for the first time in 15 years. While Carmen, a therapist, attempts to come to grips with her childhood traumas, her efforts are met with resistance by her brother, who has brought his new girlfriend Marie along.
Having secretly watched the couple’s unsuccessful attempt at sex, Carmen suggests a couples’ counceling to Marie. However, due to their inability to speak openly with each other plus the arrival of a mysterious new house resident, Heins, fateful events are set in motion that cross boundaries and reopen old wounds…
“In my directorial works, I try to confront ideas and topics that are personally unpleasant to me. This time, among other things, the always one-sided relationship between therapist and patient and what happens if this trust is abused for one’s own goals.
APHASIE is by far the most collaborative community project I have ever had the privilege of working on. Our common goal was to make the otherwise often major weakness of many impro films the main conflict of our characters: The inability to talk clearly to each other. And of course, as in most of my stories, the relationship drama couldn’t be without a heavy dose of surreal genre film elements.”