A crowd favorite of this year’s Generation program at the Berlinale: Zara Dwinger’s directorial debut about an extraordinary mother-daughter relationship between lofty Hollywood dreams and sad road movie reality.
(Original with English subtitles)

Eleven-year-old Lu is living in a foster home when her long-lost mother Karina shows up unexpectedly and takes her on a wild road trip in a beat-up sports car – all the way to her grandma in Poland. Lu soon finds out it’s all or nothing with Karina when she gets pulled into a Bonnie and Clyde-like fantasy. But reality quickly catches up, forcing them to decide what they’re willing to do to stay together forever.

Zara Dwinger

Zara Dwinger was born in Amsterdam in 1990 and is a director and screenwriter. She first studied anthropology before beginning her film studies at the Dutch Film Academy. Since then, Zara has made several award-winning short films. Today, Zara continues to work as a director and screenwriter while still teaching at the Amsterdam Film School.

Netherlands 2023 – Director: Zara Dwinger – Screenplay: Zara Dwinger & Nena van Driel – Cinematography: Douwe Hennink – Music: Jac van Exter – Starring Rosa van Leeuwen, Frieda Barnhard, Lidia Sadowa, Maxsymilian Rudnicki Aisa Winter. – 91 mins – Original with English subtitles