by Monja Art
Austria 2017, 104 min.
As the holidays approach, a group of high school friends prepare for a summer of sex, sun, and fun.
Somewhere in Lower Austria; the school term is drawing to a close and the summer holidays are not far off. Boarding school pupil Paula, seventeen, is secretly in love with her girlfriend Charlotte. But Charlotte’s going out with Michael. Lovelorn, Paula decides to try and take her mind of things by getting involved with schoolmate Tim, whose feelings for her are at least genuine. Paula has no idea how often Charlotte thinks of her. And then there’s Lilli, who is just dying for someone to fancy her and tries to play the wild seductress. Paula must decide if she wants to follow her own feelings or yield to other people’s.
Cast & Crew
Elisabeth Wabitsch, Anaelle Dézsy, Alexandra Schmidt, Christopher Schärf and Alexander Wychodil
Production: ORBROCK Filmproduktion GmbH
World Premiere: Max-Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2017
Berlinale Gast der PDK 2017
BFI Flare London 2017
Diagonale Graz 2017
Queergestreift Konstanz 2017
Wicked Queer - Boston LGBT FF 2017
Internationales Frauenfestival Dortmund 2017
Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2017
Canadian Premiere: Inside Out Toronto LGBT FF 2017
Freiburger Lesbenfilmtage 2017
US Premiere: Provincetown FF 2017
identities Wien 2017
Goldener Spatz, Gera & Erfurt 2017
West Coast Premiere: Frameline San Francisco International LGBT FF 2017
Cinemajove - Festival Internacional de Cine de Valencia 2017
Honolulu Rainbow FF 2017
Vancouver Queer FF 2017
Best Film and Best Actress awards - Max-Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2017
Audience Award - Queergestreift Konstanz 2017
Monja Art was born on January, 8, 1984 in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. She is a writer and director, known for Siebzehn (2017), Forever Not Alone (2013), Juli (2012) and Rot (2009).
She studied German literature and philosophy at the University of Vienna and wrote her dissertation on the Austrian writer Meta Merz. She graduated from the Vienna Film Academy with a degree in Screenwriting and Dramaturgy.