German-Language Feature Film Competition: The Search for Identity14. September 2012
Niko packed in his studies some time ago and now lives from day to day in Berlin with no future plans for his life. Jan-Ole Gerster’s charming debut OH BOY captures in beautiful black and white images the attitude to life of a whole generation. Lara, the protagonist in AM HIMMEL DER TAG, swings back and forth between architectural studies and motherhood – until fate one day takes the decision out of her hands. Eight friends from Berlin must also decide on their designs for life while spending most of their time dragging boxes around in Dietrich Brügemann’s comedy 3 ZIMMER/KÜCHE/BAD. Maren has to deal with social opposites in TRANSPAPA – a heart-wrenching story of an unusual relationship between a rebellious daughter and her transsexual father.