Dancing with Bellies(Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2017)
Getting old is nasty. Getting old makes you hot and cold. Getting old gives you wrinkles and sagging breasts. When a woman’s menopause begins, she stops looking in the mirror; libido and beauty will soon become things of the past. All you can do is accept the course of time, hide your extra padding under a big sweater and prepare for your new role as a granny-tobe.
Director Carolin of 28-year-old is all the more shocked when, in the middle of her quarter-life crisis, she returns to her home in the rural Northern Eifel region and discovers her mother's new hobby: belly dancing! Once a week, her mother and her friends unshamefully strip off their clothes, put on colourful costumes and get wild. They move their hips in circles, shake their breasts und roll their bellies – they’re even overflowing with self-confidence!
From a neurotic perspective of her own generation, Carolin takes a closer look at her mother’s life as well as that of two of her friends and gains insight into three different ways of living and aging.