Yougend | © Mai Lassan
© Mai Lassan
Short Film | 2017 | Germany

Main data

DirectorMai Lasan
Written byMai Lasan
ProductionMai Lasan Produktion

Shooting data

Number of shooting days2

Project data

Length of movie8´49
Sound formatStereo

Brief synopsis

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.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Soraya AmoriGirls 2 [L]
Aliya MirganiGirls 1 [L]
Gracjan KoprowskiBoy 1 [SR]
Eugen MalchowKomparse
Otar TschumburidseKomparse
Sophie TschumburidseKomparse


Director of photographyThomas Gellert
1st assistant cameraPeter Friedrichs
Costume designerJosefine Marx
WardrobeFine Marxs
StylistJosefine Marx
DirectorMai Lasan
1st AD (local system)Meike Köhler
EditorMai Lasan
GafferAxel Rothe [1]
Best boyThanh-Long Vo
Lighting technician / electricianJacob Bestgen
Makeup artist / hair stylistSteffi Schneider
Assistant makeup artistSophie Tschumburidse
ComposerClaus Vega
SongMike Köhler
Creative producerJulia Krampe
Production designerMaher Abdo
Assistant production designerTomomi Senda
Unit managerJulia Krampe
Set manager/ floor managerFabian Tretter
ScreenwriterMai Lasan
Production sound mixerBjörn Nelke
Sound re-recording mixerNikolai Hüsch
Actor coachCarolin Kipka [1]

Production companies

Mai Lasan Produktion


Locations and StudiosPlatoon Kunsthalle