Adam & Evelyn


An East German couple is looking for their way of life after the global political situation drastically changes by the fall of the Wall in 1989. Adam and Evelyn have to decide in which world – Eastern or Western – they want to live in order to find a happy life.


Summer 1989, East Germany. Adam works as a tailor, Evelyn as a waitress. They are planning a vacation together when Evelyn finds out that Adam is cheating on her and decides to leave for the holiday on her own. She travels to Hungary, trailed by Adam. As the border with Austria falls, everything changes in Hungary. The frontiers are open, as the new possibilities for Adam and Evelyn to decide in which world – Eastern or Western – they want to build a happy life.

The film by Andreas Goldstein and Jakobine Motz is based on the novel by Ingo Schulze Adam und Evelyn which was translated into more than 10 languages.

'An elegant, gentle yet effective way of filmmaking.'

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Director: Andreas Goldstein & Jakobine Motz
Genre: Drama
Original title: Adam und Evelyn
English title: Adam & Evelyn
Country of production: Germany
Year of production: 2018
Length: 95 min
Color: color
Shooting format: 2K
Screening format: DCP (1:1,85)
Original language: German
Subtitles: English

Cast: Anne Kanis, Florian Teichtmeister, Lena Lauzemis, Milian Zerzawy, Christin Alexandrow
Scriptwriter: Andreas Goldstein & Jakobine Motz
Director of photography: Jakobine Motz
Editor: Jakobine Motz
Sound design: Markus Krohn
Sound mixing: Markus Krohn
Music: Lars Voges
Producers: Heino Deckert
Co-producers: Frank Evers, Helge Neubronner
Production company: Fiction
Co-production company: cine plus & ZDF/3sat
Supported by: Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, BKM, DFFF and Creative Europe – MEDIA. In association with 3SAT

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Festivals / Awards

Venice International Film Critic's Week, Italy – Official Competition – World Premiere
Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland – Competition „Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria”
Busan IFF, South Korea
Viennale – Vienna IFF, Austria
Seville European FF, Spain
Braunschweig IFF, Germany – Competition for the audience award Der Heinrich
Exground Filmfest, Germany
The Victoria Film Festival, Canada
Spirit of Fire, Russia - Bronze Taiga Award
Ljubljana IFF, Slovenia
Bolzano FF, Italy
International Sorrento Cinema Meetings, Italy
Ankara FF, Turkey
German FF, Australia
Literature Festival, Serbia
New Horizons IFF, Poland
German FF, Scotland
Thessaloniki IFF, Greece
REC FF, Spain
Festival Cinema du Monde de Sherbrooke, Canada




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