The Recommended - January 2022

The Recommended is a monthly selection of recommendations from the Rotholz team to watch, to read, and to listen. Curated at the end of each month by a member of the Rotholz team The Recommended is designed to delight your senses. So we invite you to dive in and enjoy this month's picks.


To Watch:
The Danish Girl

The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener, directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper. Artist Gerda asks her husband Einar to pose as a female model for a painting. Things take an unexpected turn when this act triggers Einar to reignite his suppressed identification…



To Listen:
My Mind is Maze by Alann8h

Singer and songwriter Alann8h stands out as an indie artist with her infectious and harmonious pop melodies. The musician perfectly pairs her smooth, often jazzy vocals with lo-fi style beat production in many of her popular songs.


In the beginning, she sang over lo-fi beats and uploaded them to Soundcloud. Relatively quickly she received great recognition and encouragement there and things only went up from there. Her second EP from 2020 features the song "My Mind is Maze," which is also one of her most popular songs, so it's a must-have in your timeline.



To Read:
Ich wünschte mir Flügel - die Geschichte eines aidskranken Jungen

The book belongs to the paperback series "Mut zum Leben" by Droemer/Knaur Verlag and was published in 1994. Anthony Godby Johnsen writes about a boy who has AIDS due to the abuse of his parents. The book was translated by Isabel Schmidt and tells stories of the boy, which he experienced in his life and which influenced his personality. After a difficult childhood, he comes to a new family that adopted him and there he experiences a beautiful life. However, his problems are not forgotten, every day remains a new challenge. The book offers many up's and down's and is characterized by the unique narration of Anthony G. Johnsen, so it should not be missing in your book collection.