The summer in Berlin is hotter than usually. Nora is a quiet and reserved teenager, who lives alone with her mother and older sister. With the latter, she spends most of her days at school, on the roofs of the overheated apartments and at the swimming pool. It is at the pool that she first sees Romy… It is clear that the summer will bring many transformations and changes for Nora: her first period, first kiss, relationships and disappointments. Nora is getting to know herself and the people around her. Full of courageous and pleasant summer scintillation, the film shows the troubles and joys of looking for your place among your peers, in society and the world.
Screenplay Leonie Krippendorff, Cinematography Martin Neumeyer, Editing Emma Graef, Sound Desgin Cristoph Walter, Music Maya Postepski, Production Jost Hering, Cast Lena Urezndowsky, Jella Haase, Lena Klenke, Elina Vildanova
festivals, awards Berlinale Generation 14plusIMDb
Past Lives Past Lives
Tuesday, 03. 10. 2023 / 16:30 / Main Hall
A budding childhood romance between Nora and Hae Sung, classmates at a primary school in Seoul, ends abruptly when Nora’s family emigrates to Canada. Many years later Nora, now a playwriting student in New York, notices that Hae Sung has been searching for her on social media… Cinematic debut by New York based playwright Celine Song.
No Dogs or Italians Allowed Interdit aux chiens et aux Italiens
Tuesday, 03. 10. 2023 / 18:45 / Main Hall
The film is conceived as a fictional dialogue with Cesira, the director’s grandmother, whom he asks everything he would have liked to know. A testimony to the experiences of these generations of Italian migrants and a tribute to their courage.
Anatomy of a Fall Anatomie d’une chute
Tuesday, 03. 10. 2023 / 20:30 / Main Hall
Sandra, a successful German writer, her French husband Samuel and their visually impaired eleven-year-old son Daniel live a secluded life in a remote town in the French Alps. When Samuel is found dead in the snow below their chalet, the police question whether he committed suicide or was killed by his wife… Palme d’Or winner 2023!