Interview with Filmmaker Anna Ludwig (OLE, BENNI AND THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

OLE, BENNI AND THE REST OF THE UNIVERSE was the winner of BEST FILM at the September 2020 Festival.

What motivated you to make this film?

The idea just came up and I can’t tell where exactly it came from. Only in retrospect I do find several reasons. One for example is that in Primary School I had a classmate who couldn’t walk. Her legs were stiff. She had to use crutches. Once the two of us played together during the school break. We hid in the bushes and imagined that we were robbers. The game was so vivid that we forgot the time and didn’t go back to class when the break was over. The whole school was alarmed. Finally, the facility manager found us. Although this girl obviously was a great playmate, I can only remember playing with her this one time. In retrospect, I can’t find any…

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