• Prater

    2007. Germany. Ulrike Ottinger. 104 min.

Sunday, November 4, 2007, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Prater

    2007. Germany. Written, directed, and photographed by Ulrike Ottinger. With Veruschka, Peter Fitz, Elfriede Jelinek. For thirty-five years Ulrike Ottinger has been at the vanguard of new German cinema. Her most recent feature, an enchanting mixture of documentary and "illusion," is a portrait of the oldest amusement park in the world, the Prater, whose world fame and historical position give extraterritorial status to this Viennese landmark. Called a "desire-machine," the Prater (from the Latin partum, or meadow—it used to be the Royal hunting grounds) is the colorful midway for dreamers, carnival workers, outcasts, and anyone seeking a little escape. In German; English subtitles. 104 min.

In the Film exhibition Kino! 2007, Featuring Kino! Berlin

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