Comfort Zone

(Komfortzone)

One day, Timo decided to lock himself in his room and never leave. He and his mother thus find themselves in a pathological relationship from which no way out can be found.

Twenty-one-year-old Timo has not left his room for three years. He lives in the apartment with his mother Brigitte, with whom he communicates only via text message. We can only speculate about what happened between them and in their lives. In a dialogue with the director of this minimalist film, Brigitte gradually reveals a traumatic past that has not been healed by time. But she is also looking for a way out of this stalemate for herself and her son, whom she deeply loves. This short documentary provides an insight into the twists and turns of a complicated relationship between two people, one in which there is no room for clear answers. At the same time, it examines the growing subculture of hikikomori, people who pathologically avoid any social contact.

About the film

Director: Jonas Egert
Germany
2019 | 24 min.

Language: German

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor and indoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

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Category

Short and Apt

Director

Jonas Egert

Filmography
2020 - Komfortzone
2017 - Backswing

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