Film - New German Cinema


Directed by Fabian Stumm


Director: Fabian Stumm
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2024
Language: German, English, Swedish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Fabian Stumm, Haley Louise Jones, Ulrica Flach, Jonas Dassler, Godehard Giese, Marie-Lou Sellem, Anne Haug, Knut Berger, Hildegard Schroedter, Anneke Kim Sarnau
18+ (no age rating)


A world premiere: A tragicomic family portrait: absurd, hopeful, and touching.

Joseph and Sonya share an intimate friendship and their young son, whom they’re raising together. While Joseph, a film director, is doubly preoccupied with a new idea for a film and with the aftermath of a previous relationship, Sonya suffers from depression. When she is hospitalized, Joseph must juggle both his everyday commitments and his artistic ambitions.

Show calendar
Photocredits: Director's Photo: Jacob Fliedner


  • (only P&I)
    HFF Kino 1
  • After the film: Q&A with Fabian Stumm and team

    Sendlinger Tor
  • After the film: Q&A with Fabian Stumm, Marie-Lou Sellem, and Godehard Giese

    City 2
  • Amerikahaus Theatersaal

Meet the director


Fabian Stumm

Fabian Stumm attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York and has since appeared on numerous theater stages and in cinema and TV productions. In 2020, he made his first short film, BRUXELLES. He followed it up with DANIEL, which was named best medium-length film at the achtung berlin film festival in 2022. His first feature film, KNOCHEN UND NAMEN, premiered at the Berlinale in 2023 and received the Heiner Carow Prize.


Screenplay: Fabian Stumm
Director of Photography: Michael Bennett
Film Editor: Kaspar Panizza
Production Designer: Nele Schallenberg
Costume Design: Anna Hellmann
Sound: Andrea Schmidt
Sound design: Béla Brandes
Make-up artist: Adriana Metzlaff
Casting director: Eva Roth
Producer: Fabian Stumm, Nicola Heim, Lucie Tamborini (Producerin)
Production Company: Postofilm
Co-Producer: Nele Schallenberg, Wiebke Wesselmann
World Sales: Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH
Distributor: Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH