Thirty

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    Thirty

    Dreissig

    Directed by

    Germany

    2019

    120 min

    • French
    • English
    • German

    Drama

    In hip Berlin neighbourhood Neukölln, we experience 24 hours in the lives of a group in their late twenties. While writer Övünç struggles with a feeling of emptiness, former lovers Pascal and Raha try to let go of their relationship. Kara, Henner and Anja are also facing problems within their group of friends. In the evening, they celebrate Övünç’s birthday, then wander the streets, into the night.
    In impressionistic scenes, the friends leave the confines of their constrictingly filmed minimalist apartments for Berlin’s bustling nightlife, presented as full of movement. This series of colourful vignettes simultaneously exudes loneliness and attachment, and in so doing Dreissig captures the mood of young urbanites on the verge of a quarter-life crisis. The friends are in the midst of life, but feel their sell-by dates fast approaching. “It’ll all be alright”, Anja says when Kara, following a tantrum, collapses weeping into her arms. Maybe it will – but when?

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Övünc Güvenisik
    Pascal Houdus
    Raha Emami Khansari
    Kara Schröder
    Henner Borchers
    Anja Langer
    Screenplay
    Simona Kostova
    Cinematography
    Anselm Belser
    Editing
    Simona Kostova
    Production
    GERMAN FILM AND TELEVISION ACADEMY BERLIN- DFFB
    Sales
    STRAY DOGS

    Press

    "Mood of young urbanites on the verge of a quarter-life crisis."

    IFFR

    Simona Kostova

    Simona Kostova

    Bulgaria

    Simona Kostova (1983, Bulgaria) studied Acting in Sofia, followed by several roles in theatre performances in the Bulgarian capital. While working as an actress, she became increasingly interested in the field of directing. In 2009 she moved to Berlin where she studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin from 2010. Her feature debut THIRTY has its world premiere at IFFR.