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Nico

Directed by Eline Gehring
2021
Germany
75 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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A vibrant and carefree German-Persian nurse finds her world permanently shifted when she becomes the victim of a xenophobic attack, in Eline Gehring’s sensitive debut drama.
Nico is breezing through an idyllic Berlin summer, spending her days bantering with her geriatric patients and partying with best friend Rosa. But her easy-going attitude is shattered when she experiences a violent hate crime. Director Eline Gehring's sensitive debut delicately navigates the intricacies of trauma as Nico's former relationships decline. Nico begins seeking comfort in a rigorous karate class, and a budding romance with a pretty carnival worker. Sara Fazilat, who also co-writes, gives a dynamic performance in the titular role, fully embodying a woman fighting for strength in a hostile society.

Eline Gehring is a writer-director who attended the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. She wrote her debut Nico with fellow students Sara Fazilat and Francy Fabritz.
[A] supremely assured feature debut.
Frameline Film Festival

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Thu 4 Nov
8pm
Palace Chauvel Cinema
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Sun 7 Nov
4:15pm
Dendy Newtown 2
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Year
2021
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Germany
Language
In German, English, Persian with English subtitles
Director
Eline Gehring
Producer
Sara Fazilat
Cast
Sara Fazilat, Javeh Asefdjah, Sara Klimoska
Screenwriter
Sara Fazilat, Eline Gehring, Francy Fabritz
Cinematographer
Francy Fabritz
Genre
Sport, Focus on Women, Gender & Sexuality, Human Rights, Middle East, Politics & Economics, Women Directors, LGBTIQ+ Films
Company Credits
Sales Agent: UCM.ONE
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