Teenangst 4-ever 

A full load of teenage mindscapes! Aching and longing from the time in life where the future is really in the future. Includes Sundance winner The Criminals.

Young Hearts

It’s summer’s end and Arthur, Yuna, Lucie and Jurijn are seventeen. As they enjoy their last moments of freedom by the pond, they face the inner turmoil of adolescence.

Orig. title: Si t’as un coeur
Director: Émilie Vandenameele
Country: France
Year: 2021
Duration: 22 min
Producer: Pascal Barneville, Maud Deschambres, Bastien Ehouzan
Production: L'Endroit
Screenplay: Émilie Vandenameele
Cinematography: Juliette Barrat
Editing: Matthieu Parmentier
Sound: Clément Chauvelle, Cécile Février, Tom Allibert-Bardoux
Starring: Lucie Vincentelli, Arthur Velten, Mathilde Le Borgne, Artus Antonini
The Criminals

Late at night in a small Turkish town, a young couple tries to find a hotel room to spend the night together. They are rejected from all hotels for not having a marriage certificate. Once they believe they’ve found a trick to use, the situation gets out of hand.

Orig. title: Les criminels
Director: Serhat Karaaslan
Country: France, Romania, Turkey
Year: 2021
Duration: 24 min
Producer: Laura Musat, Laure Dahout
Production: Tiresias Films
Screenplay: Serhat Karaaslan
Cinematography: Tudor Mircea
Editing: Nathan Delannoy
Sound: Samy Bardet, Charli Masson, Marius Leftãrache, Utku Insel
Starring: Deniz Altan, Lorin Merhart, Erdem Senocak, Ercan Kesal, Cem Baza

After discovering a rumor has been spread about her, Pernille agrees to confront the girl suspected to be behind it at a party. The situation quickly escalates, and Pernille feels pressured into actions that cannot be undone.

Orig. title: Ung
Director: Kristian Håskjold
Country: Denmark
Year: 2021
Duration: 24 min
Producer: Andreas Bak, Mikkel Andreas Smidt
Production: Zentropa Productions 2
Screenplay: Malthe Jagd Miehe-Renard, Kristian Håskjold
Cinematography: Jesper Duelund
Editing: Kristian Håskjold
Sound: Christian Scheuer, Nick Juul Palsdorf, Kristina Andersen
Starring: Stran Ezgi Benli, Mathilde Fock, Frieda Krøgholt

Three best friends, sworn virgins, get into a fight with local boys. When things get rough, they are saved by an unexpected local hero.

Orig. title: Sestre
Director: Katarina Rešek
Country: Slovenia
Year: 2020
Duration: 24 min
Producer: Barbara Daljavec
Production: A Atalanta
Screenplay: Katarina Rešek
Cinematography: Peter Perunović
Editing: Lukas Miheljak
Sound: Boštjan Kačičnik
Starring: Mihajlo Džambazovski, Tin Troha, Sarah Al Saleh, Mia Skrbinac, Mina Milovanović