In her first motion picture GOOD GIRL GONE BAD (world premiere HoF 2018), director Petra Lüschow, with a great portion of tongue in cheek, abducts us into the world of the 80’s peace movement. 17 year-old Ursula Mayer lives in the German province that is increasingly influenced by the ideals of the 1968 APO movement. When, one day, a handsome new teacher comes into town, he doesn’t only turn Ursula’s world upside down.
In ZWISCHEN SOMMER UND HERBST (world premiere HoF 2017), director Daniel Mann paints an affable and realistic picture of the challenges that teenagers are facing. In the center of the diegesis is 17 year-old Lena. She’s just finished school and has her head full of plans. When she meets her brother’s new girlfriend at the family fridge one night, an unfamiliar intimacy between the two girls starts to arise that severely shakes up Lena’s life.
The third Rendezvous motion picture is Taika Waititi’s multiple award-winning JOJO RABBIT (among others, the film won the OSCAR® for best adapted screenplay). The satire about World War II escorts the lonely Hitler Youth boy Jojo, whose view of the world is turned upside down when he discovers that his single mom hides a Jewish girl in their attic. With the only assistance of his idiotic, imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, Jojo has to face up to his blind nationalism.