The short film Yougend doesn’t tell a story,
it rather conveys the feeling of an inner conflict between childhood and the attempt to leave the child in us behind, while beginning the search for maturity and adulthood.
It showcases a sensation, which is often very hard to grasp.
Two girls, ages 11 and 18, share a special bond, a special friendship.
Playfully they chase each other throughout the day, through their youth.
Slowly, in order to find her own maturity, the older girl starts to distance herself from her childish friend.
A boy who charmingly woos the young woman and casts a spell on her embodies this. As enrapt as the girl might be by the temptation, she still decides to move on.
Always staying on the path to find her true self. She is accompanied with the thought that childhood is not something you ever leave behind, but rather something that might forever stay our companion.
Director: Mai Lasan
Cast: Soraya Amori ,Aliya Mirgani, Gracjan Koprowski
Extra: Sophie Tschumburidse, Otar Tschumburidse, Eugen Malchow, Phillip Herholz, Oliver Marquardt, Wakaba Kimura, Alexander Schröder, Caroline Kipka, Marleen Hildebrand
Set manager: Julia KrampeFabian Tretter
Assistant director: Meike Köhler
Director of photography: Thomas Gellert
Focus-puller: Pete Friedrichs
Gaffer: Thanh-Long Vo
Best boy electrician: Jacob Bestgen
Sound mixer: Björn Nelke
Acting coach: Carolin Kipka
Costume designer: Josefine Marx
Costume designer assistant: Sophie Tschumburidse
Hair & make-up artist: Stefanie Schneider
Set designer: Maher Abdo
Set decorator: Tomomi Senda
Catering: La CucinaLuxa
Film score composer: Claus Vega
Singing: Meike Köhler
Film editor: Mai Lasan
Colourist: Mai Lasan
Graphic designer: Nicolò Ferretti
Sound designer: Nikolai Hüsch Michail Volkov Room 101 Studio
Mix & mastering: Nikolai Hüsch
Special thanks to: Platoon Kunsthalle / Christoph Frank, Sandra Mirgani, Christiana Walter, Nadir Mansouri, Alexander Schäfer