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Breaking Bread is about Felix, a man in his early thirties, and his story of a coming home. This “homecoming” is rather unnatural to him and a great struggle. The viewer partakes in his day before having dinner with Else- his mother whom he is about to meet for the very first time.
Parallel to peaking into the day of Felix, Else is shown preparing the meal for the both of them. The events that take place at the same time reveal two different anxieties: One being that Felix needs to confront the mother whom he never had and the other being that Else wants to give birth again; to a relationship with “this”/ her son.
The getting together between the two is that of two strangers. Both have the intention to close a chapter in order to be capable of moving on in their lives.
Yet, while Felix needs this confrontation to help end a profound depression, Else wants to make peace with him before she does no longer have the chance.
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|Felix||Male||Caucasian||31-40||Felix- in his mid thirties, Felix is a pensive and restless man who goes through a depression. Felix grew up without family, having gone through different foster homes. While constantly questioning the reason for his mother’s absence throughout his life, he remained unable to fill that empty space. In his relationship with Mia Felix seeks a caretaker in her that she cannot provide.|
|Mia||Female||Any Ethnicity||25-30||Mia- Felix’ girlfriend who is in her late twenties. Mia genuinely cares for Felix and despite his reoccurring depressive notions of isolating himself; she has faith in their relationship. Nevertheless, she never seems to succeed in breaking through that invisible wall that separates them: Felix’ past. Mia does not realize that Felix seeks a replacement of motherly care and she has to leave in order for Felix to be capable of ending his longing for a mother by finally confronting Else.|
|Else||Female||Caucasian||>60||Else- Felix’ mother. She is in her sixties. Else left her son right after he was born. Why has no longer significance, she identifies with the action- not with the justification. After having left the conservative house of her parents, Else remained a run away. With her Minolta Else traveled much, loved many, and remained restless and often unfulfilled. Now, she is a lonely lady whose life has become a routine, alternating around grocery shopping, doctor visits, and walking through the city with the same old Minolta, but without film inserted. Age and bad health made a shaky woman out of her. This does not stop her from chain-smoking. She is a determined woman. Every choice she made or makes does not allow for regrets. Thus, Else has come to terms with the fact that she might not live for much longer but she has not come to terms with never having met Felix. He is the only check left on her bucket list.|