© Bernd Spauke/Wild Bunch Germany
 © Bernd Spauke/Wild Bunch Germany

Fri. Feb. 9, 2018 at 12:30 PM
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
Special Premiere

Sun. Feb. 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
Family Matinée

105 min. Germany (2017). DCP Projection. German w/ English subtitles.

Director: Hanno Olderdissen
Starring: Anneke Kim Sarnau, Emilio Sakraya, Lena Klenke, Dieter Hallervorden
Screenplay: Clemente Fernandez-Gil
Cinematography: Sten Mende
Editor: Claudia Wolscht
Producer: Boris Schönfelder
World Sales: Wild Bunch

Runner Up of the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival's 2017-2018 Youth 4 German Cinema Award, selected by an international youth jury from the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Sixteen-year-old Jana has a heart defect that could end her life at any moment. Furious at her fate, she rebels against her illness and her despairing parents. She also rejects a new treatment for fear of the side effects. When she meets the reclusive racing trainer Paul and the seemingly wild stallion ‘Rock My Heart’, it becomes clear that she is the only one who can work with the highly sensitive animal. Paul convinces her to enter a prize race with Rock, training her to be a jockey. Although at her physical limits, Jana hides her illness from Paul. Not even her parents know of her plans. Even when her illness seems to strike her down, she doesn't let go of her dreams. She knows it takes courage to race, but it takes even more to say yes to life again.