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Vivian Baumann is exhausted. She’s on her way to becoming a district attorney and about to move in together with her boyfriend, but things just don’t seem to be progressing. She tries to retreat to her mother’s, but there is no room for her there anymore. Her father thinks she just needs to take a break with some rest and relaxation and sends her off to an island. He sends her off with some good advice for positive thinking and self-optimization. Vivi explores the island and makes friends with some of its strange inhabitants.


Bernadette Knoller was born in 1986. She studied at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and has worked as an assistant director at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg. Her films include: the shorts A24 ABFAHRT WITTENBERG (2008), MEIN MALLORCA (2010), MAMA UND PAPA (2010), ALTE ÄSTE (2012), and her feature debut FERIEN (2016).
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Bernadette Knoller
Screenplay Paula Cvjetkovic, Bernadette Knoller
Cinematography Anja Läufer
Cast Britta Hammelstein, Jerome Hirthammer, Inga Busch, Detlev Buck, Ferdinand von Schirach
Producers Tilman Kolb, Jochen Cremer
Production Company Blikfilm, in co-production with Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, RBB
Length 89 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2016
Awards Fritz-Raff Screenplay Award Saarbrücken 2016
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributor DCM Film Distribution/Berlin

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