Director - Katrin Gebbe
Script - Katrin Gebbe
Camera - Moritz Schultheiß
Cast - Nina Hoss, Murathan Muslu, Yana Marinova, Daniela Holtz, Katinka Auberger
Producers - Verena Gräfe-Höft, Mila Voinikova
Production - Junafilm, Miramar Film
Wiebke lives together with her nine-year-old adoptive daughter Nicolina on an idyllic horse farm. After many years of waiting, she now has the chance to adopt Raya, a five-year-old girl, to provide Nicolina with the longed-for sister. The first weeks are harmonious, and the siblings get along great. But shortly thereafter, Wiebke realises that Raya, initially shy and charming, is becoming increasingly aggressive and poses a danger to herself and others. The mother will soon have to cross borders and take extreme decisions to protect her cubs.

„Pelican Blood explores the nightmare vision of parenthood. The title refers to the Christian image of the mother pelican that feeds her dead offspring with her own blood and as a result brings them back to life. It is a metaphor for self-sacrificing love and faith.”
Katrin Gebbe


Hamburg ’19 – Hamburg Producers Award Austin ’19 – Best Director