Today, the moving feature film “Nico” by director Eline Gehring on the Darling Berlin label distributed by UCM.ONE opens in cinemas nationwide. The premiere already took place yesterday at the KuturBrauerei as part of radioeins‘ “schöner Mittwoch” (English: “Beautiful Wednesday)“ in Berlin.
“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, where Sara Fazilat won the award for “Best Young Actress“. She was also awarded the No Fear Award as producer at the First Steps Award 2021. Since then, “Nico” has had an impressive festival career with over 40 international festival participations and many awards.
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.
“Nico” is an important and moving film whose stirring leading actress makes the audience feel every moment of her painful healing process.
“Nico” can be watched in the following cinemas:
|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|