Film - New German Cinema Filmfest 2021


Directed by Helena Hufnagel


Director: Helena Hufnagel
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2021
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Frederick Lau, Luise Heyer, Henriette Confurius, Tedros Teclebrhan, Maximilian Brückner


A superbly crafted, magnificently acted, and imaginative romantic comedy that is undeniably Now.

Like most singles of his generation, Tim has a “problem”: he’s supposedly incapable of commitment. But he only uses this status to justify his lifestyle. After dates, he doesn’t return messages, preferring instead to swipe to the next woman, who will hopefully look like her profile photo as well. When Tim falls in love with Ghost, his female mirror image, he suddenly finds himself on the other side of dating hell. While he still thinks he’s being extremely clever with his advances, he’s already been ghosted by her. Unfortunately, Ghost has no desire at all for a romantic Tim.

You can buy tickets for the screening at the associated cinema Gloria Palast here.

Meet the director


Helena Hufnagel

Born in Giessen in 1985, Helena Hufnagel attended the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). Her directorial debut, the documentary short ERNTEFAKTOR NULL, was screened at more than 50 festivals worldwide, including as the opening film of Dok.Fest München 2012, and was nominated for a German Short Film Award. In 2014, she filmed the romantic short story WILLA by Stephen King. In 2015 she received the Pro7/Sat.1 Mainstream Award and in 2017 was honored by the JETS initiative at the Berlinale. Following her feature-film debut, EINMAL BITTE ALLES (2017), GENERATION BEZIEHUNGSUNFÄHIG is her second feature film.


Screenplay: Hilly Martinek, Helena Hufnnagel
Director of Photography: Andreas Berger
Film Editor: Frank Müller
Composer: Flo August, Matthias Hauck, Nepomuk Heller
Production Designer: Christiane Zingelmann
Costume Design: Anke Winckler, Laura Fries, Carolin Schreck
Sound: Kristofer Harris, Thorsten Bolzé
Sound design: Jörg Elsner, Heiko Müller
Make-up artist: Lena Wollenweber
Casting director: Lisa Stutzky
Producer: Kristina Löbbert, Patrick Zorer, Stephanie Schettler-Köhler, Dan Maag, Willi Geike, Marco Beckmann
Production Company: PANTALEON Films GmbH
Executive producer: Frank Kusche
Co-Producer: Magdalena Prosteder, Tobi Baumann
Co-Production Company: Brainpool TV GmbH, Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH
World Sales: Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH