‘Ruth’ explores a relationship, in which the woman is very sexually driven. Her sexual desire is a considerable part of her identity and encapsulates her need to express herself on an emotional and physical level. The man in this relationship lives in a prison of uncertainty. His misguided preconceptions of masculinity, and his inability to understand it, leave him engaging with her from a position of fear. To him, her openness challenges and steals his perceived masculinity. Whilst he seeks control, in reality he is vulnerable and fragile, unknowing of his worth.
Ruth seeks to be sexually desired. For her, this is the path to the freedom she craves. But like so many in this world, she is suffocated by an atmosphere of misplaced and misunderstood masculinity.

  • Rahel Caecilia Schaber
  • Rahel Caecilia Schaber
  • Rahel Caecilia Schaber
  • Franziska Marie Gramss
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  • Marcel Eid
    Key Cast
  • Marcel Eid
    Music and Sounddesign
  • Nico Rink
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    11 minutes 53 seconds
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    May 1, 2023
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Director Biography - Rahel Caecilia Schaber

Rahel Schaber is a Berlin actress, director and producer with a penchant for the unconventional. Best known for her extensive theatre work, Rahel is uncompromising in her approach to character development, drawing inspiration from sensory triggers and imagination across her personal journey. Rahel believes that the human blueprint offers limitless potential for the discovery of emotion, movement and interaction. What sets her films apart the most is her unwavering commitment to authenticity. Her work is shaped not only by her own experiences and perspectives, but also by the people and stories around her.
She believes that we carry the best stories within ourselves and trusts that our instincts lead us to the most powerful and moving narratives, even if it can be painful at times.
Her films are honest, authentic, sometimes controversial, uncompromising and raw.
Rahel is not afraid to tackle difficult issues and push boundaries.
She believes film is a collaborative art form and she takes a collaborative approach to filmmaking.

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Director Statement

Special thank you to my dear friend and lead actress Franziska Marie Gramss! No one else could have filled this role the way she did.
And a huge thank you to my friend, actor and sounddesigner for this project, Marcel Eid. All music is composed, played and sang by himself!