63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

An intense and intellectually dizzying drama about the contemporary human condition, centered on Julius, an eloquent and charming young museum attendant loved by his friends and colleagues. However, it takes only the tiniest crack to reveal the psychological abyss that lurks beneath the surface. Axiom presents a fascinating exploration of the disquieting contradiction between the modern ideals of self-reinvention and behavioral patterns in conflict with the rules of society. In the spirit of Luigi Pirandello'σ Right You Are (if you think so), the film questions the very existence of an “identity”; in a success-driven world that values appearances over essence, or, in other words, that asks us to “fake it till you make it.”

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Jöns Jönsson
Script: Jöns Jönsson
Cinematography: Johannes Louis
Editing: Stefan Oliveira-Pita
Sound: Paul Rischer, Michael Schlömer, Martin Steyer
Actors: Moritz Treuenfels, Ricarda Seifried, Thomas Schubert, Petra Welteroth, Max Themak
Production: Bon Voyage Films
Producers: Amir Hamz, Christian Springer, Fahri Yardim
Co-production: WDR, ARTE
Costumes: Elisabeth Kraus
Production Design: Claudia Steinert
Make Up: Susanne Woerle – Jiritano, Kerstin Baar
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Germany
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 112΄
Contact: The Playmaker

Jöns Jönsson

Jöns Jönsson was born in Stockholm 1981. In 2006. he started studying directing at the film school Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Germany. His short Havet competed in the 2009 Berlinale Shorts program. His debut feature Lamento won the First Steps Award and had its premiere in 2014 at the Berlinale section Perspektive Deutsches Kino. His latest feature Axiom was screened in Berlinale’s competition section “Encounters” in 2022.


2008 The Sea (short)
2011 Wertingen (short)
2013 Lamento
2022 Axiom