Postmodernism meets punk in an authentic, over-the-top story of a power struggle between a cult guru and a rebellious girl.
Fourteen-year-old Jeanne has lived in a farm commune since she was two years old. Her mother and father live in city communes and rarely visit. This is one of the commandments given by Otto, who rules the commune: children are to grow up without parents. Knowing nothing else, Jeanne enjoys her outdoor life, surrounded by lots of other children, until she falls in love with 16-year-old Jean and her childhood paradise begins to fall apart. In doing so, she violates Otto’s greatest commandment: “Sex is allowed, but love is forbidden.” Jeanne rebels against this.
Meet the director
Christopher Roth is a graduate of the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). In 1994 he made his first motion picture, LOOOSERS!, and in 1998 the TV movie CANDY; both scripts were co-written with Martin Rauhaus. In 2001 he shot BAADER, which was awarded the Alfred Bauer Prize at the 2002 Berlinale. In the art field, he has made films with Vera Lehndorff, Armen Avanessian, and Arno Brandlhuber (LEGISLATING ARCHITECTURE, screened at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016). SPRING was made in collaboration with Colin MacCabe and Tilda Swinton and was screened in THE SEASONS IN QUINCY: FOUR PORTRAITS OF JOHN BERGER as part of the 2016 Berlinale Special.