House by the lake –


Screening in the cultural barn Gut Eibenhof!

THE HAMLET SYNDROM shows how a few months before Russia invades Ukraine in 2022, five young men and women take part in a unique theater production. In it, they try to relate their war experiences to Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. The stage is a platform where they can reflect on their grief and trauma through the famous question “To be or not to be” – a dilemma that is reflected in their lives. The protagonists struggle against disappointment, powerlessness and anger. They try to clean up their lives and at the same time come to terms with the painful past.

Rehearsals for the play are combined with an intense look into the lives of the protagonists: a powerful portrait of a generation trying to come to terms with the trauma of war and not wanting to lose confidence in a better tomorrow.

Afterwards film discussion with director Elwira Niewiera!

3 pm – 4:40 pm

  • Credits

    Poland and Germany 2022

    Length: 85 min

    Director: Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosolowski

    Cinematography: Piotr Rosolowski

    Version: OmU German