Country: Germany
Year: 2023
Duration: 104'

Boris and Jonathan are at the point in their relationship where they spend their evenings together, yet apart. One lies in bed reading scripts, and the other works in the next room. Deep in the rehearsals for a film with an ambitious director, for Boris the lines between reality and imagination begins to blur, while Jonathan struggles to redefine his voice as a writer. Then too, we find Josie, Boris’s niece, who, flitting about like Shakespeare’s Puck, is testing their limits. With humour and tenderness, Fabian Stumm ponders cleverly and playfully on relationships and their possible outcomes.



Cinema Massimo - Sala Cabiria
Opening: a talk with Vladimir Luxuria and actress Fioretta Mari, acting and elocution teacher for the TV show "Amici"

Attending: Fabian Stumm, director of Bones and Names
Cinema Massimo - Sala Rondolino


film director

Fabian Stumm

Fabian Stumm (1981, Koblenz, Germany) studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Insitute in New York. In 202 he debuted as director of the short film Bruxelles. Two years later his movie, Daniel, won the Award for Best Medium-Length Feature at the Achtung Berlin festival. His debut feature, Bones and Names (Knochen und Namen, 2023), was nominated for the Teddy Award and won the Heiner Carow Prize at the last Berlin IFF.


& Credits

Sceneggiatura/Screenplay Fabian Stumm
Montaggio/Editing Kaspar Panizza
Fotografia/Photography Michael Bennett
Scenografia/Production Design Nele Schallenberg
Suono/Sound Adel Gamehdar
Interpreti/Cast Anne Haug, Marie-Lou Sellem, Godehard Giese, Anneke Kim Sarnau, Milena Dreißig
Produttore/Producer Nicola Heim, Nele Schallenberg, Fabian Stumm
Produzione/Production Postofilm
Vendite internazionali/World Sales Salzgeber