Film - New German Cinema Filmfest 2019


Directed by Florian Gottschick


Director: Florian Gottschick
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2019
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Caroline Erikson, Margarita Siotou, Jacob Matschenz, Michail Tabakakis
18+ (no age rating)



David, an author in his mid-30s, travels to the Greek island of Tinos with his wife Nina to spend time in a secluded beach house in the off-season. While David searches for inspiration for his new novel, Nina is looking for a new spark in their life. On the first night, David hears noises from the living room and prepares to fight a burglar. But to his surprise, he instead finds Margarita, the daughter of the owner of the house, who knew nothing of the foreign renters. One night on the couch for Margarita soon turns into several as the freshly minted trio comes together. When Margarita disappears, however, the young couple will have to face the unexpected consequences of their relations. REST IN GREECE is a partly improvised, erotically charged film about human relationships.

Meet the director


Florian Gottschick

Florian Gottschick was born in Frankfurt in 1981. His interest in cinema led to him produce films for TV and cinema as well as organize film festivals in the Balkans. He attended the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf and directed documentary shorts such as LICHT BRICHT SICH and HERR KIO. His film ZWILLINGE was shown at several festivals and was released on DVD. Gottschick's first feature-length film ARTISTEN premiered at the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis and was nominated for the DEFA Award for Young Talent. His graduation film NACHTHELLE premiered at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in 2014, was nominated for the German Cinema New Talent Award for best directing and best screenplay, and was screened at 50 international festivals. Gottschick is a member of the Bundesverband Regie (German Association of Film Directors) and lives in Berlin and Spain.


Screenplay: Florian Gottschick
Director of Photography: Christian Trieloff
Film Editor: Christoph Dechant
Composer: Felix Raffel
Costume Design: Bettina Weiss
Sound: Michael Grisold
Producer: Margarita Siotou, Caroline Erickson
Production Company: Penny Lane Film
Co-Producer: Angelo D'Agostino, Laura Fischer
Co-Production Company: Volle Pulle Filmproduktion