Berlinale: Programme


Film File

Generation Kplus

Kinder

Kids

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‘How do old people die again?’ – ‘Infirmity.’ – ‘Infirmity, is it a disease? – ‘No, it’s a cause of death.’

The S-Bahn train whooshes through Berlin. The filmmaker Nina Wesemann recorded various stations in the lives of Emine, Marie, Christian and Arthur over a whole year. Though their paths will likely never cross, they do have one thing in common: they are all children of the big city. They spend their free time with siblings or friends, spraying, gaming or just messing around. They play and fight, or confide in one another, on the street, in the park, at the lake, the museum or at home. Facing the world uninhibited and full of self-confidence, they try on different attitudes and behaviours. The intimate look at their everyday lives is purely observational, capturing the various moods of the young adolescents and their urban surroundings by day and by night.

by
Nina Wesemann

Germany 2019

German

Documentary form
77’ · Colour

recommendation: 8 years and up

World premiere

With

Arthur
Christian
Emine
Marie

Crew

Written and Directed by
Nina Wesemann
Cinematography
Nina Wesemann
Editing
Ulrike Tortora
Music
Pierce Black, Max Walter
Sound Design
Jörg Elsner
Sound
Daniel Hengst
Sound Mixing
Gerhard Auer
Colourist
Artem Stretovych
Script Adviser
Ella Cieslinski
Producer
Nicole Leykauf
Commissioning Editor
Dagmar Mielke, Jens Stubenrauch
In Cooperation with
Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, München
Co-Production
rbb/Arte, Potsdam/Berlin

Biography

Nina Wesemann

Born in Cologne, Germany, she began studying documentary at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) in 2010, receiving a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation in 2011. Alongside HFF films, she also works on independent projects including, from 2012-2014, as DOP on the cinema documentary Peter Handke – Bin im Wald. Kann sein, dass ich mich verspäte (Peter Handke - In the Woods, Might be Late). In 2016, her VR performance installation My Lonesome Hologram premiered at DOK Leipzig. Since 2017, she has been studying at the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin and working as a freelance choreographer on film projects.

Filmography

2012 Fremde Freunde (Friends and Strangers); documentary, co-director: Vera Drude 2014 First Class Asylum; documentary, co-directors: Niklas Hoffmann, Alexandra Wesolowski · La famille; documentary 2015 Brief Encounter; experimental film 2019 Kinder; documentary

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Produced by

Leykauf Film