11/14/2021 05:30 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater
Germany/Switzerland 2021 85 min German original version with English subtitles
Script: Dennis Stormer, Marisa Meier, Editor: Noëmi Preiswerk, Production: Tellfilm, sehstern Filmproduktion, Intuition Club, Producers: Marisa Meier, Katrin Renz, Stefan Jäger, Reiner Krausz, Vita Spieß, Dennis Stormer, Cast: Elsa Langnäse, Lou Haltinner, Saladin Dellers, Jürg Plüss, Nicolas Rosat, Timon Kiefer, Regula Imboden, Nadim Ben Saïd, Sabrina Tannen
YOUTH TOPIA is a brilliant coming-of-age drama: What do a riot bride, a sensitive babyface, a 40-year-old conspiracy theorist and a sneaky party brat have in common? They are absolute good-for-nothings who together defy the social trend of self-realization. The only plan they have is to hang out as so-called long-term youths. Wanja regularly oversteps the mark and so everyone is really surprised when the algorithm offers her the dream job in an architecture office. Now she thinks she’s extra smart and believes she can have it both ways: a glitzy career with all the privileges of the adult world and the dopamine-rich party life in the arms of her dorky best friends. Soon she misses her wacky teenage friends and begins to understand that teenagers have something that adults have lost: community.
Marisa Meier, born in Zurich/Switzerland in 1992, graduated from the renowned Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2019.Today she works as a producer for tellfilm and as a freelance writer and copywriter.
Filmography: 2021 YOUTH TOPIA
Dennis Stormer, born in Kiel/Germany, studied directing at Columbia University New York and graduated from Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2019. He is now based in Kiel and Stockholm and is active in human rights and environmental activism in addition to film.
Filmography: 2017 LOOKING AT OTHERS, 2018 ICH ZÜND DIR NEN MERCEDES AN, 2019 LIGHT INSIDE (all short films), 2020 FULL OF FIRE (ex 33), 2021 YOUTH TOPIA.
Awards: Audience Award (Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland 2021)
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