November 3 – 6, 2016
Landmark’s E Street Cinema
555 11th St. NW
Films. Parties. Discussions.
Washington’s festival of new films from Germany, Switzerland and Austria showcases a weeklong glimpse into the latest trends and film cultures.
All films have English subtitles.
Thursday, 11/3, 7 pm
Me and Kaminski (Ich und Kaminski)
Germany, 2015, 124 min., Director: Wolfgang Becker
In this tragicomic road movie, unsuccessful young journalist Sebastian Zöllner (Daniel Brühl) is writing an article on the legendary but almost forgotten painter Manuel Kaminski. Based on Daniel Kehlmann’s novel of the same name, this art industry satire takes the audience on a true adventure.
Discussion and reception with special guest follows the screening.
Friday, 11/4, 6:30 pm
Fukushima, mon Amour
(Grüße aus Fukushima)
Germany, 2016, 108 min., Dir.: Doris Dörrie
Young Marie heads to Japan to escape her broken dreams and attempt to spread a little cheer among the victims of the triple catastrophe in Fukushima.
Friday, 11/4, 8:30 pm
A Heavy Heart (Herbert)
Ger., 2015, 109 min., D.: Thomas Stuber
When former Eastern German boxing champ Herbert suddenly collapses with spasms of pain and is diagnosed with a fatal neural disease, he struggles with himself and the hard outer shell he’s cultivated over time.
Saturday, 11/5, 2 pm
New Short Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland
A collection of the best German language short films from the past year.
Saturday, 11/5, 4 pm
24 Weeks (24 Wochen)
Germany, 2016, 102 min., Dir.: Anne Zohra Berrached
Cabaret performer Astrid is six months pregnant when she learns that her child will be severely disabled.
Saturday, 11/5, 6 pm
All of a Sudden (Auf einmal)
Germany/Netherlands/France, 2016, 112 min., Dir.: Asli Özge
Karsten’s well-established life spirals out of control after a mysterious woman remains at his apartment following a party.
Director Asli Özge and Cinematographer Emre Erkmen will be present.
Saturday, 11/5, 8:45 pm
Austria, 2015, 93 min., Dir.: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl
Live. Love. Dance. Now! Mae roams the streets of Vienna as a punk in her dead brother’s Converse shoes. When she is sent to an AIDS center to work off a punishment, she meets Paul, who takes Mae as she is – and is terminally ill.
Reception with Austrian treats prior to the screening.
Sunday, 11/6, 2:30 pm
Germany/Switzerland, 2015, 111 min., Dir.: Alain Gsporner
Heidi charms her reclusive grandfather and falls in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home in this classical feel-good feature.
Reception with Swiss treats takes place following the screening.
Sunday, 11/6, 4:45 pm
Switzerland/Germany, 2015, 99 min., Dir.: Michael Krummenacher, Jan Gassmann and more
Ten young filmmakers imagine how the Swiss would respond if a hurricane of catastrophic proportions hit their country.
Reception with Swiss treats takes place before the screening.
Sunday, 11/6, 7:30 pm
B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989
Germany, 2015, 92 min., Directors: Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck, Heiko Lange
Music, art and chaos in the wild West-Berlin of the 1980’s: the walled-in city became the creative melting pot for sub- and pop-culture. This is a fast-paced collage of mostly unreleased film and TV footage from a frenzied but creative decade, starting with punk and ending with the Love Parade.
Reception precedes the screening.