Austria, Germany


After falling out with her mother, juvenile Sofia hitchhikes southwards in search of the father she neverhad. When she meets grumpy engineer Michael, who reluctantly agrees to give her a lift, the two strangersdevelop an unlikely friendship on their shared journey through the Austrian south.

Director's Biography

Born in 1985 in Berlin, Martin Monk is a German film director and screenwriter of English and Russian descent. After initially studying History and Philosophy, he turned to the cinema, directing several self-produced short films before being selected by Michael Haneke as an M.A. Directing student at the Film Academy Vienna.

2019 FAVOURITES, short
2017 ALPHAGIRL, short
2013 HAPPY TEARS, short

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Martin Monk

Written by: Martin Monk

Produced by: Michaela Finis

Cinematography: Johannes Hoss

Editing: Felix Kalaivanan

Costume Design: Oksana Melnychuk

Make-Up & Hair: Oksana Melnychuk

Sound: Bernhard Maisch, Julia Willi

Main Cast: Lia Wilfing (Sofia), Christian Dolezal (Michael)

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2020