East Germany 1992: Moritz Schmidtke (12) is spending his holidays at the same campground as every year. His parent’s problems, the changes made by a new political system, and brutal swimming lessons have left their mark. When Enrico has an accident, Moritz is inspired to take matters into his own hands, and to no longer be a victim of his environment. LYCHEN 92 is an adaptation of the short story ELMER by Andreas Steinhöfel, set in the post-reign of East Germany.
Alexander Wertmann, Mateo Wansing Lorrio, Luke Piplies, Petra Nadolny.
Sunday 15 – 18:00 H
Arkadij Khaet was born in the last moments of the Soviet Union. A few weeks later, his family left the present Republic of Moldova and emigrated to Germany. After graduating from high school, he lived in Israel for a time and then moved to Cologne to begin his undergraduate studies in Film and Television. He is the founder of the production company Freigeist | Film GbR, where he started developing his own projects. ‘Through The Curtain’ was Arkadij’s first auteur film: it screened at film festivals around the world and won the German Human Rights Film Award. Arkadij’s second film, ‘Hikikomori’, premiered at the 38th Max Ophüls Award film festival.