Center of My World


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Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Die Mitte der Welt
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
LGBTQ Currents
Family Drama
Release Year:2016
Runtime:115 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Direction - Bavarian Film Awards
Website:Official Website
Print Source:M-appeal
Director:Jakob M. Erwa
Producer:Boris Schönfelder
Cinematographer:Ngo The Chau
Screenwriter:Jakob M. Erwa
Andreas Steinhöfel (novel)
Editor:Carlotta Kittel
Composer:Paul Gallister
Principal Cast:Louis Hofmann
Sabine Timoteo
Ada Philine Stappenbeck
Jannik Schümann
Filmography:All the Invisible Things ('07)
Homesick ('15)


In a small German town, 17-year-old Phil returns from summer camp to his eccentric household only to find that his twin sister Dianne and mother Glass are not speaking to each other. Although Phil is uneasy about the new tension in his house, other things in his life offer distraction—lingering questions about the father he’s never met, a new school year, and a handsome new student named Nicholas. As his relationship with Nicholas grows more serious, so does the turmoil at home, and Phil finds himself at an emotional crossroads.

Jakob M. Erwa’s The Center of My World, based on Andrea Seinhöfel’s enormously popular young adult novel Die Mitte der Welt, taps into the details of the fragile emotional dichotomy of adolescence hurtling toward adulthood.

Director’s Biography

Jakob M. Erwa was born in 1981 in Graz, Steiermark, Austria. By age 22 he had produced shorts and a feature film, and in 2007 he created the acclaimed series Tschuschen:power, about teenage immigrants in Vienna. His second feature, Homesick, was part of MSPIFF 2016. Center of My World is his third feature.

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