A film by Carolina Hellsgård, Drama, 94min, 2K, Colour, FSK12, DE/NL/PL 2019

© NiKo Film / FLICKFILM / The Film Kitchen / Staron Film / WDR / SWR
funded by: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Creative Europe MEDIA, nordmedia, FFA, The Netherlands Film Fund, Polish Film Institute, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, German Films
World Sales: Picture Tree International
German Distribution: Camino Filmverleih


Claire (13) is vacationing with her sister Zoe (15) and mother Sophie (40) at a resort hotel in southern Spain. Sophie spends her days by the pool and shows a minimum of interest in her daughters. In the beginning Claire clings to her older sister Zoe, who mercifully lets her tag along. But when Zoe meets a boy her own age, Claire is left alone. By the beach Claire befriends Amram, a young Senegalese beach vendor. As their relationship deepens, Claire tries to help him, but unintentionally ends up making his life even more complicated.


Sabine Timoteo, Zita Gaier, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Nicolais Borger and others



Nicole Gerhards


Johanna Aust, Jan Van der Zanden, Malgorzata Staron


Carolina Hellsgård


Carolina Hellsgård

Camera DoP

Wojciech Staron


Ruth Schönegge

Production Design

Ben Zuydwijk


Alette Kraan


Susa Jiritano


Ulrike Müller, Jacqueline Rietz


Alex Simu

Sound Design

Jaap Sijben

Line Producer

Katja Morgeneier

Head of

Anne Lessnick

Production Accounting

Lies Schumandl


"Everything from family dynamics to the interpersonal relationships are incredibly well executed, as a lot is left unsaid and expressed through micromovements. It's a testament to Hellsgård as a storyteller that she trusts the script and her cast to convey subtle emotions without falling back on tell-don't-show tactics. The sparse dialogue works in the film's favour and is paired with two superb central performances from Zita Gaier and Gedion Oduor Wekesa."


16th Alice Nella Città - Rome Film Festival 2019
41st Film Festival Max Ophüls Prize 2020 - Feature Film Competition
43rd Gothenburg International Film Festival 2020 - International Competition
16th Achtung Berlin Film Festival 2020
15th Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival 2020
60th Zlín International Film festival for Children and Youth 2020
37th BUFF International Film Festival Malmö 2020
23rd Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2020