Clara and Luca, a couple from Berlin in their mid-twenties, both feel lost and disorientated in their lives: Clara used to be a passionate, successful singer, but has developed chronic stage fright which prevents her from continuing her singing career and causes her to feel depressed. Luca has just been fired from his unfulfilling usher job. While he does not know what he wants to do in the future, Clara is no longer capable of doing what she wants.The film starts with the couple embarking on a break in the secluded South Italian countryside which is supposed to cure Clara’s depression, to allow both of them discover what they want for their future, and to stabilize their relationship, which has suffered from Clara’s depression.During their stay they come to realize that love and self-fulfillment are not always compatible; that growing can mean growing apart, and that finding oneself can come at the price of losing your love.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Lina was born in Munich, Germany in 1986 and grew up in Rome, London, and Berlin. In her late teens she began to work as Assistant Director and in 2006 produced two short films for American filmmaker Reynold Reynolds which were screened in international festivals including the Berlin Transmediale where ‘Six Apartments’ won the Distinction Award 2009.Between 2007 and 2010, she did her BA in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of the Arts (LCC) in London, assistant produced at Los Angeles based production company Intuition Productions and wrote and directed the short film ‘The Defoliation’.Lina graduated from the London Film School in 2013, where she wrote, directed, produced and edited several short films. Since her graduation she has worked as Assistant Director for the German feature film ‘Für Immer’ (Forever) and directed, filmed and edited a short Documentary for the website of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.