The New Waves
SPANISH PREMIERE

A VOLUNTARY YEAR

Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler | Germany | 2019 | 86 min
O.V in German subtitled in English and Spanish

Jette is on her way to the airport to spend a year as a volunteer in Costa Rica. Her father Urs is taking her. A trivial stop at her uncle's house changes the course of things, thanks to the delay it is now Jette's boyfriend who’s taking her, to Urs' dissatisfaction. This causes Jette to never catch the plane. But not until we get to know the characters better we’ve gotten to understand what just happened, we'll know that nothing will go as we anticipated, and that this won't be just another teenage runaway.

 

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Direction: Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler
Script: Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler
Cinematography: Patrick Orth
Editing: Laura Lauzemis
Sound: Johannes Grehl
Cast: Maj-Britt Klenke, Sebastian Rudolph, Thomas Schubert, Katrin Röver, Daniel Nocke, Stefan Stern
Production: Ingmar Trost
Production Company: Sutor Kolonko

ULRICH KÖHLER

He is one of the most prominent filmmakers of what is known as the Berlin School, since his debut in the feature film Bungalow (2002), premiered in the Panorama section of the Berlinale and awarded with the German Critics Prize. Born in 1969 in Marburg/Lahn, he spent two years studying art in Quimper, France. Later on he studied Philosophy in Hamburg, to graduate in 1998 in Visual Communication at the Faculty of Fine Arts in that city. After directing five short films and releasing his debut feature, he directed Montag (2006), Sleeping Sickness (2011, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlinale) and In My Room (Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2018, and Seville). His latest film, co-directed with Henner Winckler, premiered at Locarno.

HENNER WINCKLER

Born in Hünfeld, Germany, in 1969. He studied Audiovisual Communication and Film at the Offenbach University of Art and Design and at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Winckler is one of the exponents of the so-called Berlin School thanks to works such as Klassenfahrt (2001), premiered at the Berlinale and then screened at Karlovy Vary, Entrevues Belfort and Bafici, and Lucy (2006), which was exhibited at the Berlinale, Thessaloniki and Göteborg, among others. His latest film, co-directed with Ulrich Köhler, premiered