Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Oct 21, 2016
7:30pm

GERMAN CURRENTS 2016
Double Feature! In Person Guest!
FUKUSHIMA, MON AMOUR / 24 WEEKS
Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, with the support of German Films, Deutsche Welle (DW) and The Friends of Goethe, and in-kind cooperation with the German Consulate General, the Austrian Consulate General, and the Consulate General of Switzerland.
Discussion between films with 24 WEEKS actor Bjarne Mädel.
Los Angeles Premiere!
Presented with the support of the Japan Foundation Los Angeles:

FUKUSHIMA, MON AMOUR
GRÜßE AUS FUKUSHIMA
2016, 104 min, Germany, Dir: Doris Dörrie

Desperate to move past the heartbreak of her broken engagement, young German Marie (Rosalie Thomass) joins the charity circus troupe Clowns4help and travels to Fukushima, Japan, hoping to bring joy to the elderly survivors of the 2011 nuclear disaster. But Marie finds herself ill-suited to the work and is about to leave until she meets Satomi (Kaori Momoi), the city’s last geisha, who is determined to return to her home in the radioactive exclusion area. Infusing both characters and script with her trademark tragically comedic style, writer-director Dörrie, shooting in black-and-white, brings a refreshingly off-beat perspective to an otherwise heavy subject. In German and Japanese with English subtitles.


Los Angeles Premiere!

24 WEEKS
24 WOCHEN
2016, 103 min, Germany, Dir: Anne Zohra Berrached

With a 9-year-old daughter and a new baby boy on the way, popular stand-up comedian Astrid Lorenz (Julia Jentsch) and her manager/partner (Bjarne Mädel) lead a seemingly idyllic life. With Astrid's career on the rise, things couldn’t be any better for the young family. But a six-month check-up reveals that their unborn child has severe Down syndrome, and the news eventually gets worse, until Astrid is forced to make a difficult decision with no chance of an ideal outcome. Cinematographer Friede Clausz' strikingly intimate visuals capture the family’s most private moments as they struggle to answer the unanswerable question “Who decides whether a child will have a life worth living?” in unflinching detail. In German with English subtitles.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Oct 21, 2016 • 7:30pm

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