A good two weeks before the German Film Awards(Lola) 2024 are presented, there will be a public screening for members of the German Film Academy of “Sprich mit mir” by Janin Halisch (present) at the Cinenova cinema in Cologne on Thursday, 18 April at 8 pm. Actress Barbara Philipp has been nominated for the Lola 2024 for Best Supporting Actress.

Summary of the content of the film “Talk to me

Karo (28) is newly separated and is struggling with her non-existent relationship with her father. When her mother Michaela (50) wants to take her on holiday to R√ľgen, Karo suspects another failed affair with a man. What begins as a spontaneous trip soon turns out to be a journey into the past of two women who couldn’t be more different: Michaela wants a distraction, Karo wants peace and quiet.

When they arrive at the hotel, they meet the newly divorced Jochen (60) and his teenage daughter Marie (16). For Michaela, Jochen is a holiday flirt and for Karo he could be the answer to all her questions and longings, while Marie is the mirror of a youth that Karo never had. Mother and daughter quickly realise that their absent father has left a void that is bigger and more painful than they thought. Old wounds are torn open and both try to heal in their own way and free themselves from their entrenched roles.

Producer Clara Gerst was honoured for her work on “Sprich mit mir” with the “No Fear Award” at “First Steps”last year.

Lead actress Alina Stiegler received the Max Oph√ľls Award for Best Actress for her role as Karo 2023.

About Barbara Philipp

Barbara Philipp (born 19 October 1965 in Wittlich) studied German language and literature as well as film and theatre studies at the Free University of Berlin after graduating from high school. She then completed her acting training from 1988 to 1993 at the Berlin acting school “Der Kreis”(Fritz Kirchhoff School) and the HB Studios in New York. She then returned to Germany and had theatre engagements at the Schaub√ľhne am Halleschen Ufer, the Berliner Ensembleand the Staatsschauspiel Dresden. In 2018, she was involved in the “Wild World Forest – Theatre Performance” by BBM, the Divan Gallery and the Elbe River Landscape Biosphere Reserve (Ferbitzer Forst, Gadow).

In 1994, Philipp made herfilm debut in the leading role of Franziska B√§cker in the ZDF film dramaNah am Wasser“, directed by Marc Ottiker alongside Sven Pippigi. In the same film she played in the short film “Spieglein, Spieglein“. From 1997 to 1998, she played the role of Katja Goldbach in the TV series “Die Kids von Berlin“. In 1999, she was cast as Bille in a supporting role in the Kerstin Gier filmM√§nner und andere Katastrophen“. In 2004, she was a regular in the ZDF crime seriesEinmal Bulle, immer Bulle” as chief inspector Hanne Krause.

Barbara Philipp was nominated for the 2004 German Television Award in the category “Best Supporting Actress ” for her role as drug addict Nina Grote in the Tatort episode “Das B√∂se” by Frankfurt investigative duo Dellwo and S√§nger. Since 2010, she has played the role of LKA administrative employee Magda W√§chter alongside Ulrich Tukur as Felix Murot in the Tatort episodes produced by Hessischer Rundfunk. From 2011 to 2017, she played Kriminaldirektorin Kessler in the ZDF crime series “Der Kriminalist“. In 2019, she took on the leading role in Matthias Steurer’sViele K√ľhe und ein schwarzes Schaf” as veterinarian Beate M√ľller alongside Matthias Brenner and Oliver Konietzny. Since 2021, she has played a continuous supporting role in the ZDF hospital seriesDoktor Ballouz” as petrol station owner Cindy.

With her idiosyncratic, strong characters in “Die andere Heimat“, “Systemsprenger” and “Lara“, “K√∂nig der Raben” and “Trauzeugen“, she shows her great versatility not only in the cinema but also on TV. In “Dark“, “Das Haus der Tr√§ume” and as the legendary gangster boss in “Babylon Berlin“, she can be seen in internationally successful series productions.

Directed by Janin Halisch and produced by “No Fear Award” winning producer Clara Gerst, Barbara Philipp took on the leading role of mother Michaela in the multi-award-winning DFFB coming of age drama “Talk to me“.

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