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 each other. Kara, Henner and Anja are also facing problems within their group of friends. In the evening, they celebrate Övünç’s birthday, then leave the confines of their apartments for Berlin’s bustling nightlife. @Thirty@ captures the mood of young urbanites on the verge of a quarter-life crisis. “It’ll all be alright”, Anja says when Kara collapses weeping into her arms. Maybe it will – but when? (International Film Festival Rotterdam)

Director's Biography
Simona Kostova
Simona Kostova, born in Bulgaria in 1983, studied acting in Sofia, followed by several roles in theatre performances. While working as an actress, she became increasingly interested in the field of directing. In 2009 she moved to Berlin where she began to study directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin in 2010. 

Film Selection: Dreissig (Thirty, 2019)
European Panorama Fiction 2019
Simona Kostova
Germany 2019
114 minutes
German / English / French
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Simona Kostova
Cinematography Anselm Belser
Editing Simona Kostova
With Övünç Güvenisik, Pascal Houdus, Raha Emami Khansari, Kara Schröder, Henner Borchers, Anja Langer
Producer(s) Ceylan Ataman-Checa, Jörg Daniel
German Film and Television Academy
World Sales
Stray Dogs
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere