Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New German Cinema in Fez - courtesy of French Institute.


Summer, 1980. Barbara, a doctor, has applied for an exit visa from the GDR (East Germany). Now, as punishment, she has been transferred from Berlin to a small hospital out in the country, far from everything. Jörg, her lover from the West, is already planning her escape.
Barbara waits, keeping to herself. The new apartment, the neighbors, summertime, the countryside – none of that means anything to her. Working as a pediatric surgeon under her new boss Andre, she is attentive when it comes to the patients, but quite distanced toward her colleagues. Her future, she feels, will begin later.
But Andre confuses her. His confidence in her professional abilities, his caring attitude, his smile. Why does he cover for her when she helps the young runaway Sarah? Does he have an assignment to keep track of her? Is he in love? But as the day of her planned escape quickly approaches, Barbara starts to lose control. Over herself, her plans, over love.


Christian Petzold is one of the leading directors in New German cinema. The German Film Critics Association has twice awarded him Best Film awards, for the urban drama GHOSTS and THE STATE I AM IN. He was twice named Best Director at the German Film Awards, for the psychological drama WOLFSBURG and THE STATE I AM IN. His first fiction feature, 2000's political drama THE STATE I AM IN, also won Best Screenplay at Thessaloniki (Greece) and the Grand Prize at Valenciennes (France).
Petzold has also received much acclaim for the made- for-TV features SOMETHING TO REMIND ME (TOTER MANN, 2002), Die Beischlafdiebin (1998) and CUBA LIBRE (1995).
Born in 1960, Petzold studied German and Theater Studies at the Free University in Berlin, then graduated from the German Film & Television Academy (DFFB) in 1994

Wednesday, December 19, 19h, Cinema Rex
Members and students: 10 dh - Non members: 20 dh

Directed by Christian Petzold
With Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock
Genre Drama
Duration 1h 45mn
Year 2012

French Institute
Contact: French Institute: 33, Rue Loukili, BP 2277, Fez. Tel: 0 5 35 62 39 21/62 35 40 / Fax: 0 5 35 62 52 03
Space Languages: 12, Rue Serghini, BP 2277, Fez. Tel: 0 5 35 62 41 49 / Fax: 0 5 35 62 56 65
Dar Batha: 15, Salaj, Fes Medina. Tel: 0 5 35 63 67 13


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