A VOLUNTARY YEAR
Locarno Film Festival 2019, Concorso internazionale competition
A VOLUNTARY YEAR (OT: DAS FREIWILLIGE JAHR) by Ulrich Köhler and Henner Winckler is the only German production to be shown in the Concorso internazionale competition of the Locarno Film Festival. The film thus enters the race for the Pardo d’oro.
Jette is on her way to the airport to start a voluntary social year in Central America. Her father Urs wants her to lead a free, self-determined life and not to get stuck in the West German province like he did. But Jette is torn between her childhood love Mario and her father’s expectations. She can no longer avoid the question of what she wants herself.