The sun sets, the eyes close. Rocking from one green leaf to the next, the little monkey gently falls asleep. But what happens next? The world of dreams is becoming darker, more colourful and wilder. Mysterious plants, creatures and shapes line the trajectory through the night. After Cocoon Child and Nest, the Berlin animation artist Sonja Rohleder returns to Generation with a cinematic lullaby.
by Sonja Rohleder Germany 2023 Without dialogue 3’ Colour World premiere | Animation recommendation: 5 years and up


Director Sonja Rohleder
Screenplay Sonja Rohleder
Animation Sonja Rohleder
Graphic Design Inês Gomes Ferreira
Music Jens Heuler
Sound Michał Krajczok
Production Design Sonja Rohleder
Producer Sonja Rohleder

Sonja Rohleder

Born in Zwickau, Germany in 1982, she initially worked as a freelance illustrator before studying at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, with a period studying abroad at the Communication University of China in Beijing. Her graduation film, Cocoon Child, premiered in Generation in 2009. Together with fellow students, she founded the Talking Animals animation collective in Berlin. Her work has featured in museum installations, video games, films, music videos and theatre productions. She not only directs her own short films but also writes and produces them herself.

Filmography (short films)

2009 Cocoon Child · Cocoon Child; animation 2012 Kolumbus; animation · Kolumbus 2014 Dame mit Hund · Dame mit Hund; animation 2015 Junges Blut 2019 Quiet; animation · Nest; animation · Quiet 2023 Somni 2019 Nest

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023