We are very pleased to announce that the moving feature film “Nico” by director Eline Gehring will be released on May 12, 2022 by UCM.ONE on the Darling Berlin label. The film can be booked through Die FilmAgentinnen in Germany.
“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 Newcomer 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.
Last week it was also announced that the film “Nico” had made it into the shortlist for the German Film Award.
“Nico” is an important and moving film whose stirring leading actress makes the audience feel every moment of her painful healing process.
The self-confident and lively German-Persian Nico loves her job as a geriatric nurse and is popular with everyone because of her easy-going and sympathetic manner. She enjoys the Berlin summer with her best friend Rosa until a racist attack suddenly tears her out of her carefree everyday life. Nico realises that she doesn‘t belong as self-evidently as she always thought. Haunted by flashbacks of the terrible attack, she withdraws more and more into herself.
Not only Rosa loses touch with her, but also her clients fail to recognise the young woman. Nico feels that things cannot go on like this and turns to the gruff karate champion Andy. With him she begins a tough training programme which helps her to channel her anger and discover her own strength, but she also loses touch with herself. When Nico eventually meets the Macedonian woman Ronny, a connection develops between the two that causes Nico to question the path she has chosen.