Erwachsen oder sowas

Sort of Grown Up

Marlena Molitor


Two friends chill out above the rooftops of the city. What will they do after graduation? Unclear. »Many others don’t have a plan either.« The two are not uncritical of the constant uploading of pictures on Insta: »First I post and then I wait for the comments underneath. It’s such a blatant self-affirmation.«

Growing up is a rollercoaster ride, it’s exhausting. Finding a flat, earning money, boys and sexuality. Everything is complicated, but also somehow magical. Summer in Berlin. Time to go dancing.

Director / Script / Production

Marlena Molitor


Moritz Dehler


Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München

Porträt der Regisseurin Marlena Molitor

Marlena Molitor

In 2013 Marlena Molitor started working for the film production Big World Cinema and the Encounters Documentary Film Festival in Cape Town. After various jobs and internships, she began her studies in documentary filmmaking at the University of Television and Film Munich in 2016. Her documentary films Február (2017), Prohlis (2019) and Sort of grown up (2021) have won several awards and have screened at international festivals (including Norwegian Short Film Festival, Cinema Vérité Intl. Documentary Film Festival Iran, and DOK.Fest Munich). Prohlis was also broadcasted on the German television channel MDR. Her latest documentary Sort of grown up won the short film award at the 55th Hof International Film Festival and at SHORTS – Trinationational Film Festival. Marlena Molitor is currently in Colombia, working and researching for her graduation film.

Films by Marlena Molitor
Tito 2022 | Strelka 2021 | Erwachsen oder sowas 2021 | You could be here one day 2020 | Prohlis 2019 | Február 2017