Film - CineKindl Competition


Directed by Lucy Cohen


Director: Lucy Cohen
Section: CineKindl Competition
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2024
Language: English
Version: Original version with German subtitles
Cast: Josie Walker, Nichola Burley, Flora Hylton, Joel Sefton-Iongi


Lucy Cohen’s motion-picture debut is a visually expressive coming-of-age movie featuring two outstanding young actors.

Eleven-year-old Evie arrives in a picturesque town on England’s southern coast to spend her vacation. But right away, her mood is dampened by the presence of a family friend named Tony, who seems closer to her mother than Evie would like. She soon finds a companion in Adam, who is her own age. Together they explore an abandoned tin mine on the outskirts of town. The darkness in this deserted place brings serious issues to light, and the children begin to question what the adults have been telling them. Childhood as they both know it seems to be reaching its end.

This film is screened in original version with German subtitles.

Recommended for ages 11 and up.

Show calendar


  • (only P&I)
    City 3
  • After the film: Q&A with Lucy Cohen

    HFF Kino 1

Meet the director


Lucy Cohen

A trained journalist, Lucy Cohen spent 14 years working in the documentary sector. After years in television, she shot her first feature film, KINGDOM OF US (2017). This documentary about a grieving family received a BAFTA Award nomination for an outstanding debut. EDGE OF SUMMER is her second feature film.


Screenplay: Lucy Cohen
Director of Photography: Rachel Clark
Film Editor: Michael Aaglund
Composer: Hutch Demouilpied
Production Designer: Iain Andrews
Costume Design: Oliver Cronk
Sound: Marc Lawes
Producer: Julia Nottingham, Ariadne Kotsaki
Production Company: Dorothy St Pictures, BBC Film
Executive producer: Eva Yates
World Sales: alief