The Flounder – 2019

The Flounder is an experimental interpretation of A Fisherman and his Wife by the Brothers Grimm. This 18th century German tale is a beautifully structured moral narrative about greed, in which a person is driven to acquire more and more wealth at the expense of the environment. Carola Bauckholt and Elizabeth Hobbs present the story using new tools and processes with the aim of encouraging reflection and promoting a sustainable and auspicious way of life.

The Flounder is one of ten films commissioned by Klangforum Wien and Tricky Women/Tricky Realities for the project ‘The Happiness Machine’.

The European cinema premiere of The Flounder was at The Tricky Women/Tricky Realities festival in March 2019.

The UK cinema premiere of The Flounder will take place on Sunday 5 May 2019 in a special programme at Flatpack Festival in Birmingham. In Remodelling the Happiness Machine.