A Cloud in Our House
Original title: Wolke unterm Dach
German title: Wolke unterm Dach
Paul is afraid of flying. But that does not stop the dedicated nurse from working in South America. His flight back to Germany, however, is extremely turbulent. Flight attendant Julia manages to calm Paul down and engages him in a conversation. She tells him how fascinated she is by flying and the cloud formations that can be marvelled at from high above. Soon they fall in love with each other. A few years later, the now married couple live together with their daughter Lilly as a happy family in an idyllically situated house. Then Julia dies unexpectedly of an aneurysm. Lilly deals with the loss in an imaginative way. In the attic, thanks to a small cloud, she can make contact with her mother, who appears regularly from then on and comforts Lilly. Paul is filled with grief and thinks that Lilly’s conversations with Julia are an alarming escape from reality. He himself is trying with all his might to cope with the responsibility for his daughter and the accumulating costs of the house. A challenge that almost breaks him.