BELOVED SISTERS

NEW GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014

Published On October 14, 2014 | By John Hanshaw | FILM SCREENINGS

WASHINGTON FILM INSTITUTE and the

GOETHE-INSTITUT WASHINGTON

cordially invite you not to miss the Last Days and Closing Reception of Film Neu Festival 2014!

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CLOSING NIGHT FILM & RECEPTION
THURSDAY OCTOBER 16

CAN’T MAKE THURSDAY? CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE FESTIVAL LINEUP BELOW. 

FILM NEU

Screening 6:00pm: LANDMARK E ST CINEMA, 555 11th St, NW, Washington, DC 20004, Tel. (202) 783-9494

Reception: GOETHE-INSTITUT, 812 Seventh St, NW, Washington, DC 20001, Tel. (202) 289-1200


BELOVED SISTERS

Germany, 2014, color, 170 min., German
Director/Screenplay: Dominik Graf
Producer: Uschi Reich
With: Hannah Herzsprung, Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius, Claudia Messner, Anne Schäfer Sales: Global Screen (Munich, Germany), US Sales: Music Box Films

Germany’s official Oscar entry (foreign-language film category)

Discussion with Professor Peter Pfeiffer and Closing Party (at the Goethe-Institut) follow the screening.

During the latter half of the 19th century, it is speculated that writer and philosopher Friedrich Schiller conducted simultaneous intimate relationships with sisters Charlotte von Lengefeld (whom he would marry) and Caroline von Beulwitz, who remained trapped in a loveless marriage of her own. Now, for his follow-up to the extraordinary Dreileben: Don’t Follow Me Around, film and television veteran Dominik Graf has made a very different but no less satisfying period drama about distance, yearning and the vicissitudes of love. From the passionate performances of the three leads to Claus Jurgen Pfeiffer’s magnificent production design, Beloved Sisters promises a memorable conclusion to this year’s program.
—Eddie Cockrell

TICKETS


ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

GRAF



Dominik Graf

(b. 1952, Munich) studied German and Musical Sciences before enrolling at the University of Television & Film in Munich. His graduation film Der kostbare Gast won the Bavarian Film Award in 1979, and he’s been moving effortlessly between TV and feature work ever since. His films include Der kostbare Gast, Die Katze, The Red Cockatoo and Dreileben: Don’t Follow Me Around.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The 22nd annual edition of the Goethe-Institut’s Film|Neu, Washington’s long-running festival of new films from Germany, Switzerland and Austria, will once again showcase work that resonates with historical culture as well as the most popular attractions from regional cinema industries.

CAN’T MAKE THURSDAY? SEE THE ENTIRE LINEUP:

Age of Cannibals Art War (c) heldenfilm <br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Beloved Sisters
Age of Cannibals Art War Beloved Sisters
Wenders Philharmonic (c) Cinephil Dreamland (c) By Picture Tree International 2012 - 2014 Finsterworld (c)Goethe-Institut
Cathedrals of Culture Dreamland Finsterworld
Love Steaks (c) Timon Schaeppi HFF Potsdam 2013 Not My Day (c) 2014 Westside Filmproduktion GmbH  Donar Film UG  Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion GmbH  Mr. Brown Entertainment Filmproduction GmbH The Dark Valley (c) film movement
Love Steaks Not My Day The Dark Valley
The Silent Mountain (c) Entonegroup West (c) Main Street Films
The Silent Mountain West

 

FULL SCHEDULE

Friday – 10 October
West 07:00 pm 102 mins Opening Party
West 09:30 pm 102 mins  

 

Saturday – 11 October
Cathedrals of Culture 12:00 pm 165 mins @Goethe
Love Steaks 01:00 pm 089 mins  
Age of Cannibals 03:00 pm 093 mins  
Finsterworld 05:00 pm 091 mins  
Not My Day 07:30 pm 115 mins  
The Dark Valley 09:45 pm 115 mins  

 

Sunday – 12 October
Not My Day 12:00 pm 115 mins  
Art War 02:00 pm 093 mins  
Art War 04:15 pm 093 mins  
The Dark Valley 06:30 pm 115 mins  
Finsterworld 09:00 pm 091 mins  

 

Monday – 13 October
Age of Cannibals 07:00 pm 093 mins  
Love Steaks 09:00 pm 089 mins  

 

Tuesday – 14 October
The Silent Mountain 07:00 pm 100 mins Reception
The Silent Mountain 09:15 pm 100 mins  

 

Wednesday – 15 October
Dreamland 06:30 pm 098 mins Reception
Dreamland 09:00 pm 098 mins  

 

Thursday – 16 October
Beloved Sisters 06:00 pm 170 mins Closing Party
Finsterworld 09:45 pm 91 mins  

 

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WASTHINGTON FILM INSTITUTE AND THE GOETHE-INSTITUT WASHINGTON

cordially invite you to the Film Neu Festival 2014 Oct 10-16

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OPENING NIGHT FILM & RECEPTION
FRIDAY OCTOBER 10

FILM NEU

Screenings 7:00 & 9:30pm: LANDMARK E ST CINEMA, 555 11th St, NW, Washington, DC 20004, Tel. (202) 783-9494

Reception: GOETHE-INSTITUT, 812 Seventh St, NW, Washington, DC 20001, Tel. (202) 289-1200


WEST (Westen)

Germany, 2013, color, 102 minutes
German, English, Russian, Polish with English subtitles
Director: Christian Schwochow
Screenplay: Heide Schwochow
Producers: Katrin Schlösser, Thomas Kufus, Christoph Friedel
With: Jördis Triebel, Tristan Göbel, Jacky Ido, Anja Antonowicz, Alexander Scheer 

FIPRESCI Prize & Best Leading Actress (Montreal 2013)
Special Mention of the Critic’s Jury (Arras 2013)
Best Actress: Jördis Triebel (German Film Award 2014)

Discussion with director Christian Schwochow (via Skype) and actor Jacky Ido and opening Berliner Party with DJ (at the Goethe-Institut) follow the first screening.

In recent years, numerous German filmmakers have grappled with the schizophrenic nature of the divided Berlin of the Cold War. To these brave dramas can now be added director Christian Schwochow’s award-winning West. Hoping for a better life East Berlin, widow and mother Nelly (Jordis Triebel) pretends to be married to a Westerner but ends up in the Marienfelde Refugee Centre. As events revolving around her uncertain status provoke increasingly paranoid reactions, Nelly begins to see her dream slip away. Triebel’s riveting performance earned her the best actress prize at last year’s Montreal festival, whilst Schwochow’s strong direction confirms the promise of his early successes November Child and Cracks In The Shell.—Eddie Cockrell

TICKETS

Buy Tickets for the Friday 7:00 pm screening at E Street Cinema and Berliner Party at the Goethe-Institut Washington 

Buy Tickets for the Friday 9:30 pm screening at E Street Cinema

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Christian Schwochow, Photo: Main Street Films

Christian Schwochow
(b. 1978, Bergen, GDR [now Germany]) worked as an author, reporter and video journalist before studying at the film academy in Baden-Württemberg. His films includeNovember Child (2007), Cracks In The Shell (2011) andBornholmer Strasse (2013).

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