Coming-of-age drama set on La Gomera, where adulthood arrives with a bigger break than elsewhere. Young people leave this island paradise when they are 16 because there is no higher education. "It's about youth in Europe in 2017, but it's also time travel for those who aren't 15 anymore – eternity in a blink of an eye", says director Marvin Hesse about his intimate documentary.

Hesse studied under Wim Wenders in Hamburg. For his graduation film, he unconditionally embraced the surreal beauty of the volcanic island. He found the ideal teens, the right level of intimacy and doomed puppy love and managed to immerse himself and his camera in the group around the ideal protagonist: a charismatic little jerk who will lose his charm inside a couple of years, but tonight at the village party he still has it.

Filmmaker
Marvin Hesse
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Germany, Spain
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
57’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Marvin Hesse
Sales
Marvin Hesse
Cinematography
Marvin Hesse
Editor
Salka Tiziana
Sound Design
Mario A. Schöning
Music
Mario A. Schöning