Jana and Jonas have met on the Internet. One night, with no prior notice to her family, Jana invites Jonas over to dinner to meet her parents. While they chat and eat, Jonas confesses, as part of an innocent conversation, that he had been abandoned by his mother when he was only 6 years old. Jana and Jonas’ relation grows in the midst of the ideal family Jonas imagines Jana’s home to be, while they both spend more and more time at Jana’s place. However, Charlotte, Jana’s mother, sees Jonas as an intruder that freely enters and leaves her home. She feels uncomfortable with this situation and will try to break the adolescents’ relationship to protect her beautiful family. But who is Charlotte protecting? Her daughter Jana or herself? What are two adolescents capable of when they are faced with prohibition?

Storm Cells is a 30-minute-long family thriller by German director Jakob Schmidt. Schmidt was born in Würzburg, Germany, in 1989. He worked as a freelance journalist before starting his university studies at the Konrad Wolf Film and TV University in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Middle-length film Storm Cells is his first film and has participated in several international festivals, having received the Mention of Honor in the latest edition of the International Film Festival of Huesca and the Public’s Choice Award at the Short-film  Flensburg Festival 2015.

Storm Cells is part of the Official Section of the 9th International Medium-length Film Festival La Cabina that will take place in Valencia from the 3rd to the 13th of November.

STORM CELLS | Jakob Schmidt · Germany · 2015 · 30 min.