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DREISSIG / Thirty

DREISSIG / Thirty

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)

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

Simona Kostova

Germany 2019
114 minutes
German/English/French
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Anselm Belser
Editing
Simona Kostova
Cast
Övünç Güvenisik, Pascal Houdus, Raha Emami Khansari, Kara Schröder, Henner Borchers, Anja Langer
Producers
Ceylan Ataman-Checa, Jörg Daniel

Trailer
Website

Production

German Film and Television Academy
World Sales

Stray Dogs

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere