DIRECTOR: JULIA LANGHOF
GERMANY / 2017
SUNDAY 2:30PM / CINEMA 2
RUNNING TIME: 88 MINS
Julia Langhof’s fresh-faced debut is both timely and timeless – a dynamic story about coming of age as part of a privileged online generation.
Karl is about to finish high school, his future lies ahead of him. His parents are wealthy liberals, so the sky’s the limit for their kids. Karl sees in his parents’ world an ill omen of his own future. He spends most of his time on the Internet with his blog “LOMO – The Language of Many Others”, collecting photographs and videos and asking the question – is identity just an illusion? When a love affair ends, Karl decides that nothing is true, everything is random, and begins to play a dangerous game, where his blog followers take control of his life with near-disastrous results. A contemporary coming of age film that takes these new online arenas — in which teenagers get to make the mistakes they’ve always made but in a more public forum than ever before — as a simple fact in a disrupted world.
Presented in partnership with Movie Metropolis, whose Peter Krautz will conduct a Q &A