UA-118702142-1 GA4 306802210

Sweet Disaster

Sweet Disaster / International Narrative Feature / Laura Lehmus / Germany

Antakya 10th International Film Festival International Best Film

Director: Laura Lehmus
Writer: Ruth Toma
Edited by Andreas Menn
Music: Boris Goltz
Producer: Markus Kaatsch, Nina Poschinski, Michael Grudsky, Christian Becker, Oliver Schwabe, Laura Lehmus, Eva Habermann
Cast: Friederike Kempter, Florian Lukas, Lena Urzendowsky, Lasse Myhr, Katharina Behrens

Markus Kaatsch

Laura Lehmus

Laura Lehmus was born in Finland in 1972. She studied fine arts at the F + F School in Zurich and audiovisual media at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. After a long hiatus in Berlin and Helsinki, in 2019 Laura finally settled in Düsseldorf, where she works as a director, on-air producer and art director for film and TV, as well as for ARTE, Nickelodeon, YLE, Solarfilm Helsinki, among others. His short film ALIENATION won many awards such as the German Short Film Award (2015) – Lola Gold Award in the Animated Film category. It became one of the three most successful German short films in 2016 (FFA Filmförderungsanstalt). SWEET DISASTER is Laura's feature film debut, scheduled for release at the festival in late 2021 and in Germany in the fall of 2022.


Frida unexpectedly becomes pregnant and her child's father, Felix, breaks up with her to reunite with her ex. Although some serious health problems caused by the late pregnancy force Frida to rest, she still tries to bring Felix back in absurd, exaggerated and sometimes ridiculous ways.