Fiction, Germany, 2013, HD Cam
A small group of young friends spend a weekend in a country house in Brandenburg, outside Berlin, to mourn together a friend who committed suicide. The man, who has been a good friend, an icon and a lover to most of them, will be adored, judged, misunderstood and forgotten during this weekend, as this joint mourning escalates into an explosion of love, hate, music, dance, sex and alcohol. With his third feature film, Karanikolas shows a keen eye for the contrasts of desire and sadness which define this powerful portrayal of today’s youth and he captivates us with his impressive but subtle use
of documentary techniques.
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1967, he studied photography at the New School for Social Research and at Parsons School of Design (New York), video and media art at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf, and, finally, film direction at the “Konrad Wolf” University of Film and Television in Potsdam. He teaches film at the HFF Film School, Potsdam.
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