YOU ARE MY FRIEND
PETRA LATASTER-CZISCH & PETER LATASTER
You must learn to make friends and that happens by trial and error. In “You Are My Friend”, directors Petra Lataster-Czisch and Peter Lataster film, the lively six-year old Branche who just came to the Netherlands from Macedonia with his parents and starts school for the first time. He does not speak the language and does not know anyone. Finding a friend turns out not to be that easy.“You Are My Friend” is a heart-warming documentary about the importance and the power of friendship, the yearning everyone has for a loving and safe environment.
Writer/director Petra Lataster-Czisch (1954, Dessau) and cameraman Peter Lataster (1955, Amsterdam) have formed a filming partnership since 1989. They have made several award-winning feature documentaries, shorts and dance films. In 2001 they started a production company, Lataster&Films. In 2012 the IDFA festival honoured Petra and Peter with a retrospective.