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PRODUCTION / FUNDING Germany

Alireza Golafshan readying JGA

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- The comedy will centre on three single ladies and their wild trip to Ibiza

Alireza Golafshan readying JGA
Teresa Rizos, Taneshia Abt and Luise Heyer in JGA (© Leonine)

Alireza Golafshan, who last year, at the Bavarian Film Awards, was crowned Best New Director for his debut feature, The Goldfish [+see also:
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, which also scooped the BUNTE New Faces Award for Best Debut, is preparing his sophomore feature, JGA.

With a script written by Golafshan himself, the upcoming comedy will depict a wild trip to Ibiza undertaken by three single ladies, and will focus on what it feels like to be unwillingly single, friendships and fake relationships, all the while trying to capture an entire generation’s attitude towards life. The letters that make up the title are not only the German abbreviation for a stag/hen party; they also stand for Jasmin, Gina and Anna. After everyone else who was supposed to fly to Ibiza to attend a hen do cancels owing to children-related obligations, the pregnant bride-to-be included, the three left-over single ladies decide to get on the plane anyway. Once in Ibiza, Jasmin runs into her ex-boyfriend, who is there celebrating and attending his own stag party. She tells the first of many lies – that she is also there to celebrate her imminent marriage.

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Luise Heyer (The Most Beautiful Couple [+see also:
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), Taneshia Abt (Nightlife [+see also:
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) and Teresa Rizos (Servus Baby) will play the three lead roles in JGA. The cast also includes Dimitrij Schaad, Trystan Pütter, Axel Stein, Arnel Taci and Julia Hartmann. Matthias Fleischer is on board as the cinematographer.

Produced, like Golafshan’s debut feature, by Wiedemann & Berg Film (Justyna Muesch, Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann) and co-produced by Seven Pictures Film (Stefan Gärtner), the upcoming comedy has received funding from the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, and the German Federal Film Board (FFA) and Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF).

Shooting started on 10 October last year on location in Munich and the surrounding areas, and it has been announced that filming will resume on Ibiza in 2021. Leonine is planning to release the movie in Germany this year.

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