Woman Named Yssabeau, A | Ein Mädchen Namens Yssabeau – dir. Rosana Cuellar, 2011

date: 01/08/2012 time: 13:30 place: Allianz Cinema film program: independent short films competition artistic program: films

MX, DE | 2011 | 18 min
reż|dir Rosana Cuellar prod|pro Thomas Oswald, Rafael Cuellar scen|wr Rosana Cuellar zdj|ph Thomas Oswald muz|mus Bernd Butz mon|ed Rosana Cuellar ob|cast Sophia Augusta Kennedy, Lou Castel


Set in a distant and unknown land, the film follows the journey of a young deer woman named Yssabeau, who out of curiosity, adventures into this unknown culture and attempts to adapt to it. In doing so, her values and impulses will be confronted and a question will rise: How much of her self can be removed from her before she can call herself herself no longer? Contemporary fairytale based on an old ballade by François Villon as well as inspired by the “Deer Dance”, a hunting ritual still practiced today in northern Mexico.


Rosana Cuellar (1984)
Born in Mexico. Her film adventure began with studying at CENTRO de Diseño, Cine y Televisión in Mexico. In 2008 she moved to Germany and continued her education at Hamburg University of Fine Arts. Her film “Chronology” (2010) was screened at, inter alia, Cannes festival.