Elsa is 20 and graduated from high school last summer. She spends her days sleeping. Reading. Thinking. Everyone else has made up their minds: Voluntary social year, world trip, studies. Elsa simply can't do it. Anything but being confronted with the
fact that the future is a wide field - undescribed and directionless. Between "luxury" and a real problem, her attitude to her own situation changes. Completely free and unbound, easy and carefree and infinitely burdened by the serious decision: Who do I want to be? Who will I be? A film about this moment of not-yet-being and the pressure to make a decision.
documentary | GER, ESP | 30min | 2019
directed by Katharina Pethke
produced by FILMGARNITUR for ZDF/3sat
NEWS:EnergaCamerimag Short Documentary Competition 2020
Premiere: Duisburger Filmwoche 2019
Nominated for Grimme Award 2020
Special Jury Mention Doxs! Duisburg 2019
DOK.fest München 2020 DOK.education
link to full film (3sat-Mediathek) & interview link to series Ab 18!