Eileen Byrne

Germany, Luxembourg, 2018 / 21 min / German OV with English subt. (DE OV with EN subt.) / Drama

Showcase: Shorts Made in/with Luxembourg

A woman’s fight against breast cancer puts strain on her relationship.

Alice has a fight on her hands. A fight against her breast cancer which makes her feel so helpless as she sees her body changing. Against her fears about what still lies ahead. And against Moritz who loves her deeply but struggles as much as she does with the new situation.

A story about a relationship that will never be the same again.


Mon 11/03 18:30 Kinepolis Kirchberg DE OV EN subt. Projection privée
Cast & Credits
Kristin Suckow, Max Bretschneider, Henriette Heinrichs
Eileen Byrne, Elodie Malanda
Rebecca Meining
Boris Steffen
Andreas Widmann
Superstrings, Caroline Heiss, Marc-Sydney Müller
Südhang Films
Paul Thiltges Distributions
Paul Thiltges Distributions

Born in Luxembourg to a German mother and a French-Scottish father, Eileen Byrne started co-writing and directing her first plays and musicals as a teenager. After her baccalaureate at the European School, she started to work as a trainee on several film and theatre productions in Luxembourg. She went on to study Performing Arts at the University of Winchester and theatre, music and history of art at Munich University, while continuing to work as a script supervisor, 3rd assistant director and production assistant on a regular basis. In 2007 she started her studies in film directing at the University of Television and Film in Munich, during which she spent one year at the Toulouse film school where she was awarded an additional Master's degree in directing. Whilst studying she directed several short films which were selected for festivals in a variety of countries around the world and co-wrote three feature films. As a result of her mixed background, she likes to work in several languages and often deals with the subject of cultural identity in particular, but also themes like family and identity in general. Touch Me (2018) was her final year project at the University of Television and Film Munich. She is currently developing two feature films.

  • 2018 – Was bleibt (short)
  • 2017 – Iridescence (short)
  • 2013 – Eloge (short)
  • 2013 – Comeback: Verréckt no dir (one episode of the TV series)
  • 2011 – Legal.Illegal (short)
  • 2009 – Pas de deux (short)
  • 2008 – Mena (short)
  • 2008 – La nuit passée (short)
  • 2007 – Aus meinem Leben (short)