Films 2018

Adam und Evelyn

by Andreas Goldstein / Germany 2018 / 100' / In competition

Cast and Credits

Original Title / Adam und Evelyn

English Title / Adam & Evelyn

Director / Andreas Goldstein

Screenplay / Andreas Goldstein, Jakobine Motz

Cinematography / Jakobine Motz

Editing / Jakobine Motz

Sound / Marcus Krohn

Music / Lars Voges

Art Direction / Verena Barros de Oliviera, Lisa Geller

Costume Design / Teresa Grosser

Cast / Florian Teichtmeister (Adam), Anne Kanis (Evelyn), Lena Lauzemis (Katja), Milian Zerzawy (Michael), Christin Alexandrow (Simone)

Line Producer / Tina Börner

Production / Heino Deckert – Fiction

Co-Production / Frank Evers, Helge Neubronner – Cine plus Mediaservice Gmbh Co.KG, ZDF/3sat

Commissioning Editor / Ingrid Gränz

World Sales / Pluto Film

Press Attaché / The PR Factory - Barbara Van LombeekMarie-France DupagneJulie Vanderhaeghen

Format / Color

Runtime / 100 min.


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. Adam und Evelyn is based on the homonymous novel by Ingo Schulze, translated in more than ten languages.

Andreas Goldstein

Andreas GoldsteinAndreas Goldstein (1964) was born in East Berlin, where he trained as a composer and attended cultural and drama studies at the Humboldt-Universität. Later on, he attended the Film and Television Academy “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam-Babelsberg and studied directing. He had his first experience as assistant director with Peter Voigt. He worked as a freelance producer for Next Film (Laurens Straub) until 2008, when he founded Oktoberfilm GbR, together with Susanne Binninger. Since then, he has been working as a producer and author, occasionally also as a writer of texts on film theory and criticism.