A tender and profound story of two boys on an adventure in the Black Forest — the perfect summer film!
There seems to be little room in society for imaginative people. Paul’s father was personally affected by this. When he told the people of his village how old records indicated there was a legendary cave inside the Ursulenberg mountain, they thought he was a crank. But more than a year ago, he left on an expedition and never returned. Did he find the cave and have an accident there? Paul has a hard time coping with his father’s disappearance. He keeps thinking about what his father had told him: “We have to dream as much as we can. How can all the wonderful things that could change the world become real if no one dares to imagine them?” On the last day of school, Paul picks up his father’s notes and decides to go in search of the cave with his best friend. Thus begins the summer of their lives.
Recommended for ages 10 and up.
You can buy tickets for the screening at the associated cinema RIO Filmpalast here.
Meet the director
André Hörmann & Katrin Milhahn
Katrin Milhahn was born in Munich in 1975. She attended the Berlin School of Journalism and studied screenwriting and dramaturgy at the Konrad Wolf Academy of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg.
André Hörmann was born in Bremen in 1975. He studied social sciences at Humboldt University in Berlin and directing at the Academy of Film and Television in Babelsberg. At the University of California Los Angeles, he completed the Professionals Program in Screenwriting. He has taught film at the universities in Marburg, Ulm, Babelsberg, Mumbai, and Chicago. His latest documentary, RINGSIDE, premiered at the Berlinale in 2019. NACHTWALD is André Hörmann’s first feature film. He lives and works in Munich and Los Angeles.