Nico ━━━ (2021)
German, English, Persian
*In the presence of the director and protagonist
*Winner of the No Fear Award at First Steps – Der Deutsche Nachwuchspreis 2021
The self-confident and lively German-Persian Nico loves her job as a geriatric nurse and is popular with everyone because of her easy-going and sympathetic manner. She enjoys the Berlin summer with her best friend Rosa until a racist attack suddenly tears her out of her carefree everyday life. Nico realises that belonging is not as self-evident as she always thought. Haunted by flashbacks of the terrible attack, she withdraws more and more into herself. Nico turns to a tough training programme of karate to channel her anger and discover her strength but struggles to stay connected to herself.
When Nico eventually meets Ronny, a connection develops between them and causes Nico to question the path she has chosen.
Isidoro Fernandez Mompelier
Ye Linlin Cardrage