by Jana Bürgelin
Germany 2017, 70 min.
It's hard being a millennial ... you can't have it all
Both in their early thirties, Anne and Leo experience an emotional awakening as they float through a fairytale-like Berlin. Leo, a photographer by trade, dreams of earning recognition. Anne, a successful film director with her career in mind and little social contact, also begins to consider having children. Without a partner however, she thinks about freezing her eggs to buy time. Through personal encounters and inspiring experiences, both of them realize that their professional desires will bring about limitations in their personal lives, which they must simultaneously maneuver in this ever-changing era.
World Premiere: Berlinale 2017 - Perspektive Deutsches Kino
International Premiere: Guadalajara IFF 2017
Achtung Berlin FF 2017
New Horizons IFF 2017
German Filmweek 2017
Festival of German Films 2017
German FF Vietnam 2017
Cast & Crew
Anne Zohra Berrached, Leonel Dietsche, Jan Koslowski, Anna Hermann
Production: Filmakademie Baden - Württemberg GmbH in Cooperation with Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf
After finishing high school in Freiburg, Jana Bürgelin (*1983) studied Art and Graphics Design for two semesters and got a bachelor’s degree in Applied Media Management. Travels for movies and internships in the film industry paved her way to studying Directing at Filmakademie Baden-Würt- temberg from 2009 on. As a scholar of the Baden-Württemberg Stipendium, she spent a semester at AFDA lm school in Cape Town in 2013.
Jana Bürgelin currently lives in Berlin and works as a freelance director. MILLENNIALS is her graduation film.