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After the realisation that their once picture-perfect marriage has gone stale, 40-somethings Paul (Christoph Maria Herbst, How About Adolf? GFF19) and Emilia (Christiane Paul, Counterpart) set out to regain their long-lost youth.
While Paul attempts to revisit the life he lived as a young writer, sleeping with younger women and partying, actress Emilia, quickly approaching 50, struggles with her new life after being recently separated and on the dating scene.
The separated couple confronts their new anxieties about ageing, sex, family, and success, and when they unexpectedly bump into each other at a birthday party, they are forced to reflect on what they had.
This clever adaptation of Maxim Leo and Jochen-Martin Gutsch’s best-selling novel of 25 different, unconnected anecdotes about middle age, is directed by Oscar-winner Florian Gallenberger (Colonia, John Rabe). A surprisingly grounded character study that wrestles with the ups and downs of separation and mid-life crisis, It’s Just a Phase, Honey is wickedly funny.
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Seattle International Film Festival 2021
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Zurich Film Festival 2021
"The midlife crisis comedy… provides fun and excellent entertainment."
Tuesday 24th May
Christoph Maria Herbst, Christiane Paul, Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen
German with English subtitles
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