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14.-20. januar 2019

Program 2018

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Summer 1976. Complications abound when an extended family, complete with in-laws and out-laws, converges upon their Bavarian summer compound to spend vacation time together, as usual. With one major difference: Family matriarch, Grandma Sophie, draws her last breath, shaking the status quo.  Squabbling ensues; long thoughts of inheritance consume some family members to the distress of others. Too many wasps and a potential child abuser (or could it be a cannibal?) does not make the situation any easier for anyone.

First-time helmer Sonja Maria Kröner hits the mark on all counts in THE GARDEN. The atmosphere, the characters, the sensuality. She excels in her attention to details, letting images speak their own language. With no spectacular effects, this idyllic garden is transformed into a tragicomic family hell of the most familiar sort.

Introduction before screenings on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Orginal title: 
SOMMERHÄUSER
Director: 
Sonja Maria Kröner
Screenplay: 
Sonja Maria Kröner
Photography: 
Julia Daschner
Actors: 
Laura Tonke, Thomas Loibl, Ursula Werner, Günther Maria Halmer, Mavie Hörbiger, Christine Schorn
Run time: 
1 hour 37 min
Year: 
2017
Country: 
Germany
Producer: 
Philipp Worm, Tobias Walker
Sales: 
Beta Cinema
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Sonja Maria Kröner was born in Munich in 1979. She studied literature and philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University and filmmaking at the University of Television and Film in Munich. THE GARDEN is her debut feature film, and she is already talked of as a vital new voice in German cinema.