Life Guidance

The Film is set in the near future, in a world of perfect capitalism. Society is sustained by a class of top achievers, meanwhile, so-called minimum recipients live under sedation in Fortresses of Sleep. The great majority of top achievers view themselves as happy. An outsourced agency has been established for the rest: Life Guidance is charged with turning these individuals into optimal people as well.

Alexander has internalized the system but one wrong word to his child triggers Life Guidance.  He starts to rebel and encounters the horror of the system in all its brightness and affability.


World premiere: Venice International Film Festival 2017 (Venice, Italy)


Transilvania International Film Festival - International Federation of Film Critics (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

FIPRESCI-Award -  Category „To be or not to be politically correct?“  



Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Chicago International Film Festival (Chicago, USA)
Busan International Film Festival (Busan, South Korea)
BFI London Film Festival (London, UK)
Filmfest Hamburg (Hamburg, Germany)
Venice International Film Festival – "Giornati degli Autori" (Venice, Italy)

Prague International Film Festival - Febiofest (Prague, Czech Republic)

Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival (Pingyao, China)

Gijón International Film Festival (Gijón, France)