23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

AIFF.GR

Axolotl Overkill

26/9/2017, 20:30, Odeon Opera 1 (P)
27/9/2017, 21:15, Odeon Opera 2
29/9/2017, 22:15, Odeon Opera 2

After he mother's death, 16-year-old Mifti falls into a hedonistic delirium of alcohol, drugs and casual sex. The end of her relationship with an older woman called Alice has awakened in her an agonizing need for revenge. Helene Hermann's debut is a sexy and raging film which manages to visually capture the mental and physical outbursts of a teenager living each day as if it were her last. It won the Cinematography Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Director in attendance

Axolotl Overkill

Just like the amphibian of the title, 16-year-old Mifti, following her mother’s death, refuses to grow up and gets carried away by the allure of Berlin nights. She experiences a hedonistic delirium of alcohol, drugs and casual sex and falls for Alice, a quite older woman. When their relationship ends, Mifti will seek revenge.

Based on her autobiographical novel that she wrote at 17, the now 24-year-old Helene Hegemann makes a sexy and raging film debut which received an award in Sundance Film Festival for the amazing photography of Manuel Dacosse. Using surrealistic patterns and video dance forms the director captures the tension, the confusion and the sexual desire that overwhelm the mind and the body of a teenage girl who lives each day as if it were her last. Director in attendance

Director: Helene Hegemann
Screenwriter: Helene Hegemann
DoP: Manuel Dacosse
Editor: Bettina Bohler
Principal Cast: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Arly Jover, Mavie Horbiger, Laura Tonke, Julius Feldmeier, Hans Low

Germany | 2017 | Color | DCP | 93' | English, German