Film - New German Cinema Filmfest 2023


Directed by Anna Roller


Director: Anna Roller
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2023
Language: German, English, Italian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Luna Jordan, Noemi Liv Nicolaisen, Katharina Stark, Sara Giannelli


Director Anna Roller tells the story of a road trip and explores the tumultuous emotions of her young protagonists in captivatingly poetic camerawork.

On a road trip across Italy, recent high-school graduates Ira, Malin, and Ka pick up a mysterious hitchhiker, a backpacker named Zoe. When their car breaks down, they go in search of help and wander into an abandoned village in the mountains. Far from their parents' expectations and their original plans for the future, they begin to experiment with the limits of their newfound freedom.

The world premiere will be hosted with the Tribeca festival.

Meet the director


Anna Roller

Anna Roller was born in Munich in 1993. While studying film directing at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF), she made five short films. PAN, which received the Starter Film Award for best production in 2018, was screened at more than 30 international festivals, including Palm Springs, Leuven, and Cleveland. In 2020, DIE LETZTEN KINDER IM PARADIES also received the Starter Film Award, while BRAT received the German Short Film Award in 2021. Anna Roller took part in the Future Frames program at the Karlovy Vary Festival and in the Talent Village at the Les Arcs Festival in 2019. While still a student, she worked in writers' rooms, including for Bavaria Film Produktion.


Screenplay: Anna Roller
Director of Photography: Felix Pflieger
Film Editor: Mila Zhluktenko
Composer: Giovanni Berg
Production Designer: Lena Müller, Luisa Rauschert
Costume Design: Miriam Waldenspuhl
Sound: Peter Kautzsch
Sound design: Lena Beck, Benjamin Rosenkind
Make-up artist: Sabeth Jimenez
Casting director: Franziska Aigner
Producer: Katharina Kolleczek, Lea Neu, Elsa Storms
Production Company: kalekone film Gmbh
Co-Producer: Bérénice Vincent, Laure Parleani, Christian Becker, Uli Putz
Co-Production Company: Totem Atelier, Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
World Sales: Totem Films
TV channel: Bayerischer Rundfunk