A murder, a police raid, and a photo of a mysterious girl: a young immigrant mother in New York has to piece together her twin sons’ secret romantic life in order to find out what happened to them
„[…] THE SAINT OF THE IMPOSSIBLE is about hope in all its brightest and darkest colors. Hope for a better life. Hope to be accepted. Hope to be loved. Or hope to finally lose your virginity and experience the mystery of sex! My last short film, BON VOYAGE, was about a holiday yacht encountering a sinking refugee ship: privilege versus the human will to survive. With my feature-length debut, I wanted to observe immigration from within, not simply by looking at it, but by being in it. I discovered Arnon Grunberg’s novel THE SAINT OF THE IMPOSSIBLE a couple of years after moving to New York. All my questions about ‘the capital of the American dream’ resonated in this immigration tale full of unexpected wittiness, humor, and poetic beauty. […]
At the same time, I discovered myself and my brother Luke in Paul and Tito. Just like Paul and Tito, we experienced everything together, exchanged our thoughts and feelings about our mother’s new lovers, about new communities we did not feel welcomed by, and girls we got curious about during our teenage days. […]"