Occupied Summer

short feature / Germany / 2018 / 25′

  • Author:Berit Toepfer, Felix Schackert
  • Director:Berit Toepfer
  • DoP:Benjamin Raeder
  • Editor:Michal Pawel Kuleba
  • Festivals:Filmfest Dresden 2018

Two best friends, Arne and Elias are driving to Italy to see Elias` family heritage, a house that has been abandoned for more than twenty years. Upon their arrival they encounter the lively Zahra who has been staying in this house for a couple of years and generously offers them to stay over. Without letting her know about the purpose of their visit, they accept Zahra’s invitation. After spending a pleasant night together Elias and Zahra have to face with the great tension lying under the surface of their relationship. Arne tries to reconcile the situation but overestimates his impact.

A Ma.ja.de. production. Supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Sächsische Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk und neue Medien, and Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen.