We are pleased to announce today the cinemas that will play “Nico” from May 12, 2022! The moving feature film by director Eline Gehring will be released on the Darling Berlin label from UCM.ONE.
“Nico” for which Eline Gehring wrote the screenplay together with cinematographer Francy Fabritz and producer and leading actress Sara Fazilat, celebrated its German premiere at the Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival in January 2021. Since then, “Nico” has had an impressive festival career with over 40 international festival appearances and many awards. It has also made it into the shortlist for the German Film Award – the final nominations will be announced on the day of the film’s release, so keep your fingers crossed!
“Nico” is showing in the following cinemas during the launch week:
|Aachen:||Apollo Kino + Bar|
|Kino in der Kulturbrauerei|
|Kino Zukunft am Ostkreuz|
|Freiburg i. Br.:||Friedrichsbau-Apollo|
|Kiel:||Studio Filmtheater am Dreiecksplatz|
|Regensburg:||Wintergarten im Andreasstadel|
The self-confident and life-affirming German-Persian Nico (Sara Fazilat) loves her job as a geriatric nurse and is popular with everyone because of her easy-going and understanding manner. She enjoys the Berlin summer with her best friend Rosa (Javeh Asefdjah) until a racially motivated attack suddenly tears her out of her carefree everyday life. Nico realises that she doesn’t belong as naturally as she always thought, and how much racism actually surrounds her.
Plagued by flashbacks of the terrible attack, Nico withdraws more and more into herself. Not only Rosa loses touch with her, but also her patients do not recognise the once so cheerful young woman. Nico feels that things cannot go on like this and turns to the gruff karate world champion Andy (Andreas Marquardt). With him she begins a tough training programme and thereby manages to channel her anger and experience her own strength, but she also loses touch with herself and her old life. When Nico then meets the Macedonian Ronny, a connection develops between the two women that causes Nico to question the path she has chosen.