Shells (Schalentiere) (2020)
A short fiction film by Nina Kovacs
Margot enjoys life pleasures: eating, drinking, smoking, dressing in nice clothes. However, when her proposal for an advertising campaign is rejected, she becomes aware of how lonely she feels. Then Anna stands at her door. Anna was sent by the health insurance to make Margot lose weight. Every evening Anna prepares a healthy, light dinner for Margot. Margot is gradually overcomes her aversion towards Anna, who keeps her company during their dinners. A fine and fragile friendship develops. Yet, when Margot gains weight again, the insurance orders Anna to end the mission. At their last dinner, their friendship is put to the test and secrets are unveiled.