Original title: Rondo
Director: Katharina Rivilis
Running time: 29 min
Language: German + English subtitles
“Everything will end as it began.” During her holiday with her boyfriend Lars at the Baltic Sea, Zoé gets caught in a spiral of memories. Experiences from a holiday she spent in the very same place in the past with her ex-boyfriend Robert begin to resurface spontaneously and with an uncommon intensity. Sights, situations, even ordinary words evoke the images of long-ago moments and their outlines become clearer and clearer. To relive them might be the only way for Zoé to let them fade with peace and calmness in her heart.
Born in Saint Petersburg, the former Soviet Union in 1985, she grew up in Darmstadt, Germany. Aftergraduating with an acting degree from the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, she worked as an actor for both theatre and film. In 2012, she began a directing degree at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) where she made the two coming-of-age short films Ariana Forever! and Day X which have screened and won prizes at numerous international festivals. The latter was also nominated for the 2021 Student Academy Awards. She is currently working on her debut feature film.
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