Film - New German Cinema Filmfest 2018


Directed by Katinka Narjes


Director: Katinka Narjes
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Language: German, English
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Odine Johne, Lucy Wirth, Emelie Harbrecht, Roland Bonjour



Two sisters' lives are in limbo. In their youth, Nene and Ava were a singing duo. Now there is a child, a job at a café, a boyfriend, and their mother, who is still critical of them. One sister secretly arranges a gig for both of them, and the other smashes her life to pieces because of a feeling. Suddenly it seems possible and necessary to leave one's comfort zone. Accompanied by an original jazz score, images dance about as they tell the story of a symbiotic love between sisters, of irrationality, of staying close and letting go.

Meet the director


Katinka Narjes

Katinka Narjes was born in Frankfurt in 1982 and grew up near Hamburg. She studied film, then went to live in New York, where made her first short films, before moving to Berlin, where she has been studying film directing at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) since 2009. Narjes' short films have been shown at various festivals in Germany and abroad as well as on German television. NIXEN (2018) is her first full-length feature.


Screenplay: Katinka Narjes
Director of Photography: Carmen Treichl
Film Editor: Katinka Narjes
Composer: Kessler Schwarz
Production Designer: Daina Kasperowitsch
Costume Design: Thekla Onken
Sound: Jonathan Ritzel
Producer: Sabine Schmidt
Production Company: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)