2016, 99 min.

Jonathan (2016)


San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival
Best First Feature at Frameline

Damn These Heels Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah
Dramatic Audience Award

International Filmfest Emden Norderney
Emder Screenplay Award

Hessian Film Award
Best Screenplay


Director   Piotr J. Lewandowski
Screenplay   Piotr J. Lewandowski
Cinematography   Jeremy Rouse
Music   Lenny Mockridge
Art Direction   Erwin Prib
Producers   Alexandra Kordes,
Meike Kordes,
Carsten Strauch


Jonathan   Jannis Niewohner
Burghardt, Jonathan’s Father   Andre M. Hennicke
Anka, Caretaker   Julia Koschitz
Ron, Burghardt’s Friend   Thomas Sarbacher
Martha, Jonathan Aunt   Barbara Auer
Lasse   Max Mauff
Maik   Leon Seidel
Bernd   Carsten Strauch
Christina   Ella-Maria Gollmer
Vaddi   Robert Alexander Baer


Jonathan is 23; he and his aunt, Martha, work on their farm. Jonathan also devotes himself to looking after his father Burghardt, who has cancer. But his father stubbornly sabotages all of his son’s efforts to care for him. Jonathan finds it increasingly difficult to cope until they hire a young caretaker, Anka, to help. Jonathan and Anka fall in love; her experience of working at a hospice helps Jonathan to gain new insight into his father’s situation. The story takes another dramatic turn when Ron, Burghardt’s long-lost friend from his youth, re-appears – and a well-kept family secret is uncovered.