Two teenage girls, Carina and Denise, try their best to flee the void and the pain of
their harsh lives. After being caught stealing, endless hours of community service await them. While Carina picks up litter with little to no motivation, she runs across Nikolas, a homeless man lying amidst his belongings. But even though Carina only has eyes for the pills and smokes she could snatch, it's the fascinating and funny person that catches her interest. A tender bond is forming over cigarettes and common loneliness. And maybe there’s even a sort of perspective to be found, a perspective that Carina had been lacking for all her life and future.
Marie Rosie Merz, Lea Schmidt, Christian Sabisch
About the director(s)
Eléna Weiß studied acting at HMdK Stuttgart and has been working as an actress since 2012 in German theaters and for film and television. In 2015 she began directing theatre plays.
She also started developing plays in collaboration with art collectives such as DIE WOHLPRÄPARIERTE FRAU (nominated for Friedrich Luft Preis) and the feminist performance BITCH PERFECT. In 2016 she began directing her first own films, such as the SCI-FI silent movie ROB UND BOB. In 2020 she wrote and directed ALIEN INSIDE, a short movie that deals with normative perception of pregnancy. Since 2020 Eléna has been studying film directing at the HMS Hamburg.