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One Long Summer (ein Sommer lang)

One Long Summer
Scene from "One Long Summer" (photo © Muenchner Filmwerkstatt/Julia Daschner)

One Long Summer tells the story of Vroni who, as the summer slowly unfolds, experiences her first love in a small Bavarian village.

Apart from the daily monotony of farmhouse chores and shy conversations about boys and sex that she has with her friend Gerti, Vroni finds herself drawn, again and again, to the woods, to the caravan of Ales, the young Czech puppeteer.

Using a quiet visual language, with soft almost dream-like sequences, One Long Summer shows the sweet melancholy of first love and the dusty, dragging summers of childhood that seemed to be endless.

Steffi Niederzoll was born in 1981 in Nuremberg and studies at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) Cologne and at the Escuela International de Cine y Televisiòn (EICTV) in Cuba. Her films include: Petuhtanten (documentary short, 2004), Als zoege die Landschaft (short, 2005), One Summer Long (ein Sommer lang, 2006), and Lea (2008).
Genre Coming-of-Age Story
Category Short
Year of Production 2006
Director Steffi Niederzoll
Screenplay Steffi Niederzoll
Cinematography Julia Daschner
Rita Schwarze
Olaf Taranczewski
Stefan Westerwelle, Petra Becker
Cast Alina Sokar, Sophie Pfluegler, Andrea Dengler, Angelika Bender, Benjamin Maehrlein
Producer Martin Blankemeyer
Production Companies Münchner Filmwerkstatt/Munich, Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
Length 29 min
Format Super 16, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Hof 2006, Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2007, FIPA Biarritz 2007, Lucerne 2007, Biberach 2007, Straubing 2007, Regensburg 2007, Rencontres Internationales Henri Langlois Poitiers 2007
With backing from Jugend fuer Europa, Aktion Mensch 5000 x Zukunft, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

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