A chance acquaintance turns into a relationship that shimmers in all the colours of love. Between Marmite toasts, joints, selfies and music two young girls who meet on a road-trip through South Africa explore each other inside out. But what happens when the journey ends?
In this deeply personal piece, filmmaker Johanna Seggelke questions herself, her feelings and memories and almost casually unfolds an enchanting coming-of-age story about a love that emerges and fades in the seemingly endless summer. With a light hand, the film maintains the delicate balance between shimmering beauty and incidentality and manages to make the complicated dialectics of intimacy and strangeness palpable. The outstanding montage interweaves feathery holiday videos with an extraordinary score and the director’s sometimes wonderfully quirky, sometimes wise reflections. A delightfully direct film which preserves the rough edges of the moment and at the same time tries to outwit the undeceivability of one’s own emotions – at least for the time it takes to smoke a cigarette. - DOK Leipzig
Dir. Johanna Seggelke - 53min - 2021 - Germany
Winner of the 'Young Eyes Film Award' at 64 DOK Leipzig
"there is something so disarmingly honest in how Seggelke opens up her feelings and vulnerabilities, and captures the intoxication of an intense teenage/young adult friendship....You could ask what the point is. Is there anything exceptional about this story? But to me it felt almost Withnail-ish, asking thoughtful questions about the meaning of friendship and time passing, through millennial eyes." - Guardian