original title Thirty
Germany 2019, Fiction, 114 min., 16+
original language German, French,English
director, script, editor Simona Kostova
director of photography Anselm Belser
producer Ceylan Ataman-Checa
cast Övünc Güvenisik, Pascal Houdus, Raha Emami Khansari, Kara Schröder

participant of IFFR, Bright Future Award Competition (2019), Berlinale (2019), Jeonju IFF (2019), Espoo Ciné (2019), Lucca FF (2019)

Thirty portrays six city dwellers on the verge of a life crisis while being confronted with the daily routine in Berlin and facing the reality of being thirty something years old. They exchange the constricting day for an emerging, exciting Berlin nightlife and wander the streets and bars of Neukölln looking for a treat, a reward for all one had to bear with during the day.

The film will be presented by director Simona Kostova and producer Ceylan Ataman-Checa
Simona Kostova studied acting in Sofia, Bulgaria and had engagements at various theatres in Sofia. Next to working as an actress, Simona became more and more interested in directing. In 2009 she moved to Berlin, where she started studying directing at the dffb (German Film and Television Academy Berlin). In 2015, together with Ceylan Ataman-Checa, she established the film collecti- ve Demnächst auf Video. THIRTY is her first feature film.

Simona Kostova