German Films at the 2017 BFI London Flare Film Festival

16 - 26 March 2017 | various venues, London
Girl Hearted

German films at the 2017 BFI Flare

Two German films, Centre of My World by Jakob Erwa and the documentary Girl Hearted by Anne Scheschonk will be screened at this year's BFI Flare Film Festival London, which is taking place between 16 - 26 March at various venues in London.

Centre of My World (Die Mitte der Welt) is the adaptation of Andreas Steinhoefel’s eponymous YA novel on the coming of age tale of 17-year-old Phil who negotiates his friendship to best mate Kat and emerging feelings for the mysterious and very handsome Nicholas who enrolls at their school. A teen odyssey, powerful familial drama and tender love story, Centre of My World was premiered and nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Director at the Munich International Film Festival in 2016.

Girl Hearted(Mädchenseele) is a sensitive portrait of 7-year-old Nori who knows she is a girl, despite her body being that of a boy. Mother and son argue about trivial issues which later on become relevant in the realisation that Nori will need support in living an existence out of the norm. Anne Scheschonk’s documentary asks questions about identity and points out to relevant issues of our times: inclusion, equal rights, transphobia.

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