Berlin-based engineer Michael must travel to Norway for his father’s funeral. When his sister is unwilling to travel, Michael decides to take along his 14-year-old son Luis, with whom he has always had minimal contact. Michael hopes to bond with Luis while exploring the remote region of northern Norway for a few days. But their first trip together is much more difficult than expected. Daily interaction is unfamiliar territory to both, and Luis obviously holds a grudge because of his father’s negligence. But during these longest days of summer, Michael is determined to break a bittersweet father-son pattern.
THOMAS ARSLAN was born in 1962. He studied Germanics and History in Munich and Film at the German Film & Television Academy (DFFB) in Berlin. He has been working as a writer and filmmaker since 1992. His films include: MACH DIE MUSIK LEISER (1994), the trilogy, GESCHWISTER (1996), DEALER (1998) and A FINE DAY (DER SCHÖNE TAG, 2000), IM SCHATTEN (2009), GOLD (2013), and BRIGHT NIGHTS (HELLE NÄCHTE, 2017).
Berlinale 2017 (In Competition)