Film - New German Cinema Filmfest 2018


Directed by Henning Gronkowski


Director: Henning Gronkowski
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Janaina Liesenfeld, Emily Lau, Joy Grant, Abbie Dutton
18+ (no age rating)



This film follows four young girls into the vibrant, hedonistic subculture of Berlin. Janaina, 17, earns money by making Internet pornography. Her best friend, Emmy, 18, finds the whole city intoxicating, without realizing that she's getting deeper and deeper into a cycle of addiction. Joy muses about love when she doesn't happen to be selling drugs. And Abbie, 16, dreams of escaping to Los Angeles. YUNG is a roller-coaster ride through the lifestyle of the millennial generation, but it's mainly a pure, rough, and authentic portrait of friendship.

Meet the director


Henning Gronkowski

Henning Gronkowski, born in Essen in 1988, is a director as well as a film and video producer. He began his acting career as a teenager in FINALE (2006). Since then, he has had the leading role in five other films by Klaus Lemke, including KEIN GROSSES DING and UNTERWÄSCHELÜGEN. In 2012, he founded the production company G.G. Production GmbH, headquartered in Berlin. As a director and producer, he makes music videos for artists signed to independent as well as major labels. YUNG (2018) is his first feature film.


Screenplay: Henning Gronkowski
Director of Photography: Adam Ginsberg
Film Editor: Bobby Good, Olivia Neergard-Holm, Zoe Mougin
Production Designer: Gruppe Gronkowski
Costume Design: Giuliana Savari
Sound: Jan Bezouska
Producer: Henning Gronkowski, Anatol Nitschke, Mike Ott
Production Company: G.G. Production GmbH
Co-Producer: Wolfram Klingler, Alexander Iskin, Sven Peitzner, Sander Schavemaker, Axel Sartingen
Co-Production Company: deutschfilm GmbH
Distributor: deutschfilm GmbH