German Film Festival | 24.10.-10.11.2019
Runtime 101 min
Rating NC16 (Some Coarse Language and Sexual References)
Director & Screenwriter Luzie Loose
Producer Christoph Holthof, Lennart Lenzing, Philipp Maurice Raube, Daniel Reich, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Cinematographer Anne Bolick
Cast Stephanie Amarell, Lisa Vicari, Alexandra Finder, Bjarne Meisel
Swimming tells the story of Elisa (Stephanie Amarell) and Anthea (Lisa Vicari), two 15-year-old girls in Berlin, whose friendship gives them support and orientation in a difficult time of their young lives. To maintain their bond, they develop a game that takes on a destructive dynamic as they turn from victims into offenders.
This is the graduation film of the Berlin-based writer and director, Luzie Loose. It features some of the most exciting young actors that German cinema currently has to offer, as well as some established names. It is an ambitious project that both tells the story about an intimate friendship and takes a critical look at how young people deal with social media.
In 2018, the film celebrated its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Flash Forward Audience Award.
We will show this film in partnership with the German European School Singapore (GESS).
As a special guest, Stephanie Amarell will come to Singapore for the screening.
'Swimming' will be screened on Fri 01 Nov, 7:00 PM at German European School Singapore (GESS), free with registration.