Yougend | © Mai Lassan
Short Film | 2017 | Germany

Main data

DirectorMai Lasan
Written byMai Lasan
ProductionMai Lasan Produktion

Shooting data

Number of shooting days2
LocationsBerlin

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.

Cast

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

Crew

ActivityNameComment
director of photography Thomas Gellert
1st assistant cameraPeter Friedrichs
costume designer Josefine Marx
wardrobeFine Marxs
stylist Josefine Marx
directorMai Lasan
1st assistant directorMeike Köhler
editorMai Lasan
gafferAxel Rothe [1]
best boy Thanh-Long Vo
electrician Jacob Bestgen
makeup artist / hair stylistSteffi Schneider
assistant makeup artistSophie Tschumburidse
composerClaus Vega
SongMike Köhler
creative producer Julia Krampe
production designerMaher Abdo
assistant production designerTomomi Senda
unit manager Julia Krampe
set manager / 3rd ADFabian Tretter
screenwriterMai Lasan
production sound mixer Björn Nelke
sound re-recording mixerNikolai Hüsch
actor coachCarolin Kipka [1]

Production companies

CompanyComment
Mai Lasan Produktion

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Locations and StudiosPlatoon Kunsthalle