“Sunburned” follows solitary teenager Claire on a family holiday in Spain. Neglected by her distant mother and older sister she eventually finds company in Amram, a young, struggling Senegalese beach vendor. Claire promises to help him, regardless of the consequences.

»The film centers around the story of two young people and their shared longing for a better existence« Hellsgård said in a statement.

The film is Hellsgård’s third feature as director after her debut “Wanja”, which premiered at the Berlinale in 2015, and post-apocalyptic zombie feature “Endzeit – Ever After”, which premiered at Toronto Film Festival the year after.

“Sunburned” is produced by Nicole Gerhards’ NiKo Film (Germany) in coproduction with Johanna Aust’s Flickfilm (Germany), The Film Kitchen (Holland), Staron-Film (Poland), WDR, SWR and ARTE.

Manus och regi: Carolina Hellsgård
Manuskonsulter: Josefine Adolfsson, Franz Rodenkirchen, Françoise von Roy
I rollerna: Sabine Timoteo, Zita Gaier, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Nicolais Borger, med flera.
Foto: Wojciech Staron
Scenograf: Ben Zuydwijk
Klipp: Ruth Schönegge
Producent: Nicole Gerhards, NIKO FILM