• Director: Ivana Lalović
  • Screenplay: Stefanie Veith, Ivana Lalović
  • Cinematography: Filip Zumbrunn
  • Editing: Myriam Flury
  • Cast: Runa Greiner, Lea Bloch, Charlie Gustafsson, Bettina Stucky, Siir Eloglu, Roeland Wiesnekker, Adnan Maral
  • Producer: Anne-Catherine Lang, Olivier Zobris
  • Production: Bernard Lang AG, SRF, Teleclub AG
  • Distributor: Vinca Film c/o Langfilm
  • Contact:
  • Festivals: Solothurner Filmtage, Filmfestival Max Ophüls, Rom int. Filmfestival
  • Homepage: sittingnexttozoe.ch/

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Sitting next to Zoe by Ivana Lalović,  CH 2013,  89 min,  DCP
Swiss German, German, English, with English subtitles

Asal and Zoe are best friends and spend their last summer together before their lives begin in earnest. Asal wants nothing more than to have a boyfriend and Zoe dreams of becoming a make-up artist. But in reality things are very different: Zoe has to work in a grocery store for the summer, Asal will go to secondary school in fall. The goal for their summer break is soon set: Asal has to lose her virginity, and when the 18-year-old Swede Kai shows up in town, she knows to whom. The three of them decide to take a trip to a remote lake. What begins as a romantic hike soon becomes a real test for the girls’ friendship ...