From the director: Zarah grows up in the middle of violence, war and brutality. Years later this strong young woman is still struggling to overcome her childhood trauma: How do we react to violence and brutality? Do we become victims or perpetrator ourselves? Zarah does neither. She becomes a dancer.
Isabella Freilinger is a 25 year old writer & director. She grew up in Austria in a world of theatre. From an early age she learned to act, write and direct plays at the National Theatre's Youthclub. She studied at the universites of Edinburgh, Heidelberg and Mannheim. During her studies she wrote and directed plays for the British Bedlam Theatre and worked for the TV channels ARTE in France and 3Sat in Germany. "Dancing with Monsters" is her final project of university. It screened at Festivals in Europe, the US, Russia, South Africa and India and was selected for the Cineeuropa Collection. Today she works as director for the film production Northwind Visuals as well as working on her first feature film.