Based on the 1998 bestselling German YA novel of the same name, CENTER OF MY WORLD (DIE MITTE DER WELT), is not so much a queer story as a story about first love and family where the main character just happens to be queer.
When confronted with his past and present, will Phil fight – or take flight?
After a summer away at camp, Phil returns home to find that his mother and twin sister aren’t speaking to one another. Not willing to confront his family during the last days of the summer holidays, Phil escapes to hang out with his best friend, Kat, eating ice cream and playing dress-up. As the school year begins, a new student arrives – the handsome and mysterious Nicholas. Smitten, Phil watches his crush as he runs around the track after school, and is thrilled when Nicholas returns his feelings. However, when first love’s volatility comes to light, Phil realizes he must deal with the problems of his past, in order to deal with the issues of his present.
Winner of Best New Director – Bavarian Film Award
Winner of Best Feature – Florence International Queer Festival
Winner of Audience Award – Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, San Francisco