2011. Germany/France/Netherlands. 91 min.
Post-screening discussion with Ulrich Köhler
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2011. Germany/France/Netherlands. Directed by Ulrich Köhler. With Pierre Bokma, Jean-Christophe Folly, Jenny Schily. In his third feature film, Ulrich Köhler transplants the oft described “clinical” Berlin School aesthetics to a scrupulously unsanitized Africa, and exposes the ability of this visionary movement to locate itself beyond the borders of Europe, and engage with transnational narratives. His dislocated characters, grappling with identities at odds with their origins are both localized and universal. The film, for which Köhler was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival, situates its lead characters on Conradian journeys facing real-world dilemmas and a struggle between past and present. In German, French; English subtitles. 91 min.