THE PINA LETTERS
Little Henrietta has lost Pina, her favorite doll No. 1. She just fell from the balcony! A five storey drop! Great woe! Quiet janitor Franz helps with the search. The fat lady from next door helps with the search. No Pina. It dawns on Henrietta that the trash cans have eaten her doll, but then Franz finds a letter behind the bushes: I am not eaten, just on a trip! Yours, Pina. From this day on, Henrietta gets mail. Mail from her doll, the Pina letters. How long is Pina going to write? Will she be coming home again? And, after all – since when do dolls write letters?
“Martin Baltscheid tells the children the old but ever so new story about the loss of the transitional object, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. The underlying theme, which is treated almost casually, but psychologically convincing and with a lot of tender wit, is Henrietta’s loneliness in the nearness of parents completely occupied by themselves and their arguments.”
Childrens’ movie, 90 Min.
Based on the book „Die Pinabriefe” by Martin Baltscheit.
Development support by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen.