Maurus, Nadia, Fiurina
Every year, scores of adolescents move from their remote valleys in the Grison Alps to the city of Chur. The film portrays three teens during their first year of longed-for independence.
Every year at the end of summer, scores of adolescents move from their remote valleys in the Grison Alps to the city of Chur. At the age of fifteen they leave their homes and families to attend the cantonal secondary school. The hopes and delights, fears and disappointments of coming-of-age.
"Dear diary, I am finally living here at the Convict. At first, I was quite nervous, but not anymore, now I am calm. I had two big questions when I arrived here: What kind of people actually lives here? Who will be my roommate and what is he like? The only thing I know about him is his name. Today I will try answering these questions. All kinds of people live at the Konvikt. I'll surely make a friend, but maybe also an enemy. Sandro seems nice, but so far he doesn't talk much. That will surely change and I think we'll get along well." (Excerpt of Maurus Derung's diary)