German Director, Frauke Havemann's Second Feature Film 'Be Right Back' To Premiere At Slamdance

Director Fauke Havemann returns to Slamdance with second feature film Be Right Backwith the appearance of a mysterious stranger, the absurd everyday life of five people living in an abandoned vacation resort in the woods comes apart at the seams.

Be Right Back - Still curtosy of Frauke Havemann/ON AIR

January 12, 2022 // BERLIN, GERMANY — Berlin-based director Frauke Havemann’s second narrative feature film Be Right Back will have its world premiere on January 27, 2022, virtually in the Slamdance Film Festival.

The film took shape at the beginning of the Covid pandemic and was shot in Spring 2021 as the pandemic continued to spread worldwide. Selected by the Slamdance Film Festival, its premiere has been shifted from Park City, Utah to the on-demand festival offering. Frauke is thrilled and honoured to be included in the Slamdance Breakouts program which features films by seasoned directors who “demonstrate a determined vision of filmmaking that is distinctly their own.” — Slamdance PR

Be Right Back follows a small group of people who live isolated in an abandoned vacation resort in the forest. Their absurd daily routine is thrown into disarray by the arrival of a mysterious stranger. When it turns out that their food supply has disappeared, the unsettled residents must set out into the forest in search of something to eat, but the group encounters unforeseen obstacles—or is the forest laying false trails? Be Right Back humorously illuminates the darker side of human nature in the twilight of the forest.

Be Right Back - Still curtosy of Frauke Havemann/ON

Director Frauke Havemann had this to say about her latest film, "During lockdown, I observed how the perception of time seemed to change. In those strange isolated times, trying to keep some kind of normality and structure to their lives, people developed new routines for themselves. These non-activities started to interest me and so I set out to develop a film in which the characters’ idea of holding onto what was once "normality" blends right into absurdity. I was interested in the structures people built for themselves. Like little parallel running universes. The characters in the film increasingly get overwhelmed by their self-chosen exile and what they project onto the forest and onto each other."

Frauke Havemann’s first narrative feature Weather House premiered at Slamdance Film Festival in 2017 and screened at the Chicago Underground Film Fest (CUFF), FilmFest Tucson and Achtung Berlin—New Berlin Film Award, among others. It is currently streaming on Amazon Prime, and Vimeo VOD.

Slamdance Film Festival will host over 100 films streaming on-demand January 27-February 6, 2022. Festival passes are available on the Slamdance Channel website. Get your passes now for the premiere of Be Right Back.