22.04. ‐ 27.04.2025
LFFI19_Zukunft Deutscher Film_Dreissig_01


Simona Kostova

In the presence of the director Simona Kostova.

„In letzter Zeit passiert es mir voll oft, dass ich aufwache und nicht weiß, warum ich lebe.“ (Recently it often happens that I wake up and I don't know what I am living for).

Quarterlife crisis hitting hard: Six friends roam through Berlin and, despite countless possibilities, seem to go nowhere. Instead, there is emptiness.  Övunç has writer's block. Raha waits for her breakthrough as actress. Her workwise successful ex-boyfriend Pascal yearns for a different life. Interpersonal conflicts or political discussions are being avoided. They rather seek the next bar, the next club, where everything revolves around themselves.

In Dreissig, Simona Kostova portrays a group of friends in their early thirties, who – between hedonistic nights full of parties and their fear of being alone – ask the existential question: how should, how can one live his/her live?

Dreissig is premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam. In Simona Kostova´s debut, she roams the streets and bars of Berlin-Neukölln. 

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Direction Simona Kostova
Year D 2019
Duration 114 min
Language original language german
Production Ceylan Ataman-Checa, Company: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb)
Cast Ovünç Güvenişik, Pascal Houdus, Raha Emami Khansari, Kara Schröder, Henner Borchers, Anja Langer
Camera Anselm Belser
Script Simona Kostova
Editing Simona Kostova
Sound Sven Jensen-Brakelmann, Alexandre Leser
Music Ceylan Ataman-Checa

Presented by:

Hessian Premiere

Future German Cinema