Mel, a boyish young woman, lives a humdrum existence in Germany but dreams of seeing the world. When she’s mistaken as male, she reinvents herself as Miguel and charms Jenny, a pretty teen, while at the same time faking a relationship for her family’s sake with her Portuguese colleague Nuno.
In this unexpected love story, more than a broken heart is at stake, as our young protagonist embarks on a search for their gender identity and a place to belong. Full of subtle tenderness and raw emotions, Nana Neul’s ensemble drama effortlessly shows what it takes to love deeply and find oneself.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States