Maximilian Bungarten

The Age of Innocence
(short, 20 min, Ger, 2022)

Lev works at a construction site in a new suburban residential area in Western Germany. But things change, friends will leave and the forest becomes a place of desire

Eren M Güvercin, Jonathan Stolze, Lisan Lantin, Max Krause

Directed by Maximilian Bungarten
Director of photography: Tom Otte
Produced by Maximilian Bungarten, Camille Tricaud & Felix Herrmann 
Line producer: Felizitas Hoffmann 
Costume design: Laura Andraschko

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2023
68. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2022
Filmfestival Max-Ophüls Preis 2023
Drama International Short Film Festival 2023 - Special Mention International Competition
KFFK/Kurzfilmfestival Köln n°16 2022
Rencontre Internationales Paris/Berlin 2023  - Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles Paris / Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin 
Torino Film Festival & Talents and Short Film Market 2023 - presented by T-Port 
15th Lviv International Short Film Festival 2023
Giornate Di Cinema Queer 2022
28 OpenEyes Filmfest Marburg 2023
Kreivės Vilnius Queer Film Festival 2023 
Hive Short Film Days Berlin 2023
Mix México - Diversidad Sexual en Cine y Video 2023
Pink Life Queer Fest Ankara/Instanbul 2024
Una Isla Desierta - Tabakalera International Centre For Contemporary Culture San Sebastian 2024

“Maximilian Bungarten composed as director and editor from cool, excellently framed images of an emotionally cold and limited everyday life in a small West German town, from which two young men silently but desperately want to break out.” - Achim Forst for epd film