Mustard Seed

Lina RoesslerCanada / Germany8 minutes201714AColourGerman

View Mustard Seed during the Canada's Top Ten Student Shorts Programme event.

Director Lina Roessler in attendance

Visiting a peaceful, flower-covered field, an old man relives the landscape's violent history and his traumatic childhood memories of war, in this affecting and visually arresting work.

Dans cette œuvre poignante et visuellement saisissante, un vieillard visite un paisible champ fleuri tout en revivant l'histoire violente des lieux et ses traumatismes d'enfance pendant la guerre.

Lina Roessler

Lina Roessler is an actor and director from Toronto. Her directorial debut, Little Whispers: The Vow (14), has screened at dozens of festivals, including TIFF Kids, and also won Best Children's Short at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Winter (15), the second film in the Little Whispers series, received its Canadian premiere at TIFF Kids 2016 and was selected to screen at Cannes as part of Telefilm Canada's Not Short on Talent program. Mustard Seed (17) is the third short in the series. Roessler was also a member of the 2017 TIFF Talent Lab.

Additional Credits

Lina Roessler
Production Company
Ravens Call Inc., Molly Aida Film Inc.
Costanza Julia Bani, Lina Roessler, Fabian Diering
Lina Roessler
Johannes Louis
Hubert Münster, Adam Venhaus, Kerstin Enders, Felix Defér, Andreas Berg, Nico Ehrenteit, Clara Veihelmann, Paul Zarwell