Fresh from the Hof International Film Festival, Friedrich Tiedtke's short film CALF (56th Hof International Film Festival) can be seen as part of the KlassiXS series in the 3sat media library until 31 March 2023.
In order to finally stand on her own two feet, Franziska, superbly played by Stefanie Reinsperger, breaks off contact with her parents and her brother. She struggles all by herself to keep her self-sufficient farm, which her parents passed on to her, economically viable. But as winter sets in and the calving of her pregnant cow Mia draws ever closer, loneliness grows and with it a longing for security and family. A story about a process of weaning and the archaic connection between parents and children.