Still from "The Ground Beneath My Feet" - a person stands on a large outdoor balcony enclosed by wire fencing

The Ground Beneath My Feet

Inside Out 2019

The Ground Beneath My Feet is a masterful thriller that looks at the intersection of mental health and womanhood through the experiences of Lola (Valerie Pachner), an ambitious workaholic on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

A ruthless and skilled consultant, Lola is on the brink of her dream promotion. Everything is put in jeopardy, however, when her sister, who lives with paranoid schizophrenia, attempts suicide. Forced to balance work and her sister’s care while trying to hide family matters from co-workers, Lola is stretched beyond her limits. Exhausted and suspicious of everyone around her, including her boss and secret lover,Elise, Lola begins to lose her grip on reality.

Marie Kreutzer’s nuanced portrait of Lola explores the very fine line between order and chaos, balance and instability.

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