WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
Film - New German Cinema Filmfest 2019

WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

Directed by Florian Koerner von Gustorf

Info

Director: Florian Koerner von Gustorf
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2019
PT: WAS GEWESEN WÄRE
OT: WAS GEWESEN WÄRE
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Christiane Paul, Ronald Zehrfeld, Sebastian Hülk
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Logline

WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

Astrid is in her late forties and has her life firmly under control. She has fallen in love with Paul, and their first weekend trip together takes them to Budapest for a few romantic days, just the two of them. But in the Hungarian capital things happen differently than they'd planned: They run into Julius, Astrid's first great love, whom she'd met at an artists' party in East Germany in 1986. It was a love that was never easy, but always exciting. There are still feelings that couldn't really be quashed by the course of history. Together with Paul, Astrid looks back at her past, and suddenly everything could be as it had never been. Producer Florian Koerner von Gustorf's directorial debut is a fantastic coming-of-age story set in the adult world.

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Meet the director

WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

Florian Koerner von Gustorf

Florian Koerner von Gustorf, born in 1963, is best known as a producer of many of Christian Petzold's, Angela Schanelec's and Thomas Arslan's films. He worked with Petzold on YELLA (2007) and TRANSIT (2018), with Schanelec on MARSEILLE (2004), and with Arslan on IM SCHATTEN (2010) and GOLD (2013). He is also a musician in the band Mutter. WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN marks his directorial debut.

Credits

Screenplay: Gregor Sander
Original Material: Gregor Sander
Director of Photography: Reinhold Vorschneider
Film Editor: Mona Bräuer
Composer: Max Müller
Production Designer: Reinhild Blaschke
Costume Design: Lotte Sawatzki
Sound: Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Producer: Martin Heisler
Production Company: Flare Film GmbH
World Sales: The Match Factory
Distributor: Farbfilm Verleih GmbH
Editor: Andrea Hanke, Andreas Schreitmüller
TV channel: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Arte