Berlinale: Programme

Film File

Generation Kplus

City Plaza Hotel

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An ostensible calm surrounds the City Plaza Hotel in Athens. Once, the building stood empty. Then people started to arrive, driven from their homes by war. One of these people is eleven-year-old Zhenos, who has been living there with her family in a state of perpetual uncertainty. Utilising layered imagery, the film documents the complex reality of an Afghan girl whose dreams are haunted by dark memories.

Anna Paula Hönig
Violeta Paus

France / Germany / Chile 2019

Farsi, English

Documentary form
14’ · Colour

recommendation: 12 years and up


Zhenos Persad
Familie Persad


Written and Directed by
Anna Paula Hönig, Violeta Paus
Boris Münger
Damián Tetelbaum, Violeta Paus
Damián Tetelbaum
Sound Design
Florencia González Rogani
Florencia González Rogani
Visual Effects
Gloria Avigliano
Martin Berléand
Executive Producer
Martin Berléand
Anna Paula Hönig, Violeta Paus
Anna Paula Hönig, Berlin
Violeta Paus, Santiago de Chile


Anna Paula Hönig

Born in Berlin, Germany in 1981, after studying international relations at Sorbonne University in Paris and King’s College in London, she worked as a journalist. In 2010, she studied cinema at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires. While in Argentina she made the short films Los colores de Helena (Helena’s Colours) and Catalina y el sol (Catalina and the Sun), which screened in the 2015 Generation section and at more that 60 other festivals around the world. She is currently working on her debut feature film, Mi selva detrás.

Filmography (short films)

2012 Los colores de Helena (Helena’s Colours) 2015 Catalina y el sol (Catalina and the Sun) 2019 City Plaza Hotel

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Violeta Paus

Born in Santiago de Chile in 1987, she studied film at the University of Buenos Aires and visual arts in Chile. Her first documentary, Ajawaska, fragmentos de un viaje a la alturas, was filmed in the Peruvian Andes. In 2014, she moved to Paris where she developed the mulitmedia installation 'Sin Panteón' and worked as a programmer for the Silence on Court! film festival. In 2018, having returned to Chile, she directed the installation 'Re.incorporar' about femicides in South America. She is currently working on a transmedia project about water contamination in Chile.

Filmography (short films)

2013 Ajawaska, fragmentos de un viaje a la alturas (Ajawaska, Fragments from Travelling High Up); documentary 2019 City Plaza Hotel; documentary

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019

Produced by

Triade Films