Next Door

In: Shorts

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Genre: Drama, Romance
Language: Deutsch
Director: Luise Brinkmann
Executive Producer: Andreas Reuber
Written by: Luise Brinkmann
Length: 21 minutes
Year: 2009

Principal cast:
Agnes Bethke as Jule
Grete Melzer as Maike
Henrike Krügener as Coco
Sinha Gierk as Sara


Festivals and Release:
• DVD-release in Germany, Switzerland and Austria in 2011 by SALZGEBER „L-Shorts 3“
• Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Köln | Dortmund – Cologne (GERMANY)
• Verzaubert QueerfilmWeekend – Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Berlin (GERMANY)
• QueerFilmFest – Rostock (GERMANY)
• Queerfilm Festival – Bremen (GERMANY)
• Filmfest Perlen – Hannover (GERMANY)
• Lesbisch Schwule Filmtage – Hamburg (GERMANY)
• Queerfilmfestival – Esslingen (GERMANY)
• Festival International du Film Lesbien & Feministe de Paris – Paris (FRANCE)
• Cheris Cheris festival de films gays, lesbiens & trans – Paris (FRANCE)
• Queersicht – Bern (SWITZERLAND)
• Queerfilmfestival Mezipatra – Brno (CZECH REPUBLIC)
• L-Filmnacht im CinemaxX – Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bremen, Dresden, Essen, Freiburg, Hamburg
Wandsbek, Hannover Niko, Kiel, Magdeburg, Mannheim, München, Offenbach, Oldenburg, Stuttgart,
Wuppertal (GERMANY)
• Torino GLBT Film Festival – Torino (ITALY)
• Torino GLBT Film Festival Tour – Padova (ITALY)
• Identities Queer Film Festival – Vienna (AUSTRIA)
• Europride Rome – Rome (ITALY)

In this lesbian flat share, everyone has a little secret. But not every roommate knows what’s going on next door…

Sara wakes up next to Jule. As Jule dozily starts to like her nearness, Sara jumps out of the bed and runs out of the room. Later that day, Sara wants to apologize but Jule is tired of this seesaw. Meanwhile, Coco is writing a song for her secret inspiration, who she already knows for a little while now. In the evening, Maike comes home from a field trip. With her little secret she not only interrupts a cozy dinner..