Made in Germany


10 – 16 June, Forum Cinema, ticket 11 zł
10.06, 20:15  Our last Tango / Ein letzter Tango, 85′
11.06, 20:15 Martha, 116′
12.06, 20:15 Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark, 116′
13.06, 20:15 Zeit der Kanibalen, 93′
14.06, 20:15 Familienfest, 94′
15.06, 20:15 Victoria, 134′
16.06, 20:15 Frau Müller muß weg, 88′

Our last Tango / Ein letzter Tango
Germany 2015, 85′
directed by: German Kral
screenplay: German Kral
cinematography by: Jo Heim, Félix Monti
production:  Lailaps Pictures, Horres Film + TV, German Kral Filmproduktion
starring:  María Nieves Rego, Juan Carlos Copes
The life and love story of Argentina’s famous tango dancers Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, who met as teenagers and danced together for nearly fifty years until a painful separation tore them apart.

Germany 1974, 116’
directed by: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
screenplay: Cornell Woolrich
photo: Michael Ballhaus
production: Pro-ject Filmproduktion
starring: Margit Carstensen, Helmut Salomon, Barbara Valentin, Peter Chatel
Martha (Margit Carstensen) is in her early thirties, single and quite attractive. She spends her vacation with her father (Adrian Hoven) in Rome. While they stroll through the city, her father suffers a heart attack and dies. Outside the German embassy in Rome, Martha meets a stranger in his mid-forties. Both are fascinated by the encounter. Back in Germany, she sees the stranger from Rome again at a wedding. His name is Helmut Salomon (Karlheinz Böhm). Martha soon falls for his charisma and his dominant personality. The two get married. On the honeymoon, Helmut begins with his tender but unforgiving “education” measures towards Martha. After their return he rents a fabulous mansion for the two of them and thereby initiates Martha’s isolation. After only a few days, he gets rid of the telephone and resigns from her the job in the library for her. Martha is supposed to give up all outside contacts in order to be there exclusively for him. His tenderness – in fact not free from Sadism – is more like rape. When Helmut is traveling on business, Martha secretly meets Herr Kaiser (Peter Chatel), a young colleague from the library, so she has at least one person to talk to. Helmut gets suspicious. Martha feels threatened and fears that Helmut wants to kill her. During a car ride with Kaiser she suddenly suspects that her husband is following them. In total hysteria she urges Kaiser to go faster. The car skids and dashes downhill. Kaiser is dead. Martha survives the accident but is paralyzed. Helmut collects her from the hospital in a wheelchair. Now he has her all to himself and she him.

Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark
Germany, 2014, 116’
directed by: Burhan Qurbani
screenplay: Burhan Qrbani, Martin Behnke
cinematography by: Yoshi Heimrath
production: UFA Fiction
starring:  Devid Striesow, Jonas Nay, Trang Le Hong, Joel Basman
On 24th August 1992 in the eastern German city of Rostock a rampaging mob, to the applause and cheering of more than 3,000 bystanders, besieged and set fire to a residential building containing, among others, more than 120 Vietnamese men, women and children on what has since become known as “The Night of the Fire.” The riots became a symbol for xenophobia in the just recently reunited Germany. This film recounts the incident from the perspectives of three very different characters. Lien is a Vietnamese woman who settled in Germany, but at the end of the day she will be fighting for her life wondering if the place she called home could ever be one for her. Stefan and his friends are part of the night’s violent turmoil. Young and angry, bored during the daytime, they look forward to the nightly riots and clashes with the police and foreigners. Unable to cope with his grief at the loss of a friend, Stefan gets lost in a circle of violence. Stefan’s father Martin is an ambitious local politician, trapped in a dilemma: does he advance his career or stand up for his ideals and take responsibility, which includes that for his son?

Zeit der Kanibalen
Germany 2014, 93’
directed by: Johannes Naber
screenplay: Stefan Weigl
cinematography by: Pascal Schmidt
production  Studio-TV-Film GmbH
starring: David Striesow, Sebastian Blomberg, Katharina Schüttler
Öllers and Niederländer have everything under control. For the past six years, the two successful business consultants have been traveling through some of the seediest countries around the world in order to satisfy their clients’ greed.

Family Party / Familienfest
Germany 2015, 94’
directed by: Lars Kraume
screenplay: Andrea Stoll, Martin Rauhaus
cinematography by: Jens Harant
production: Ufa Fiction
starring: Günther Maria Halmer, Hannelore Elsner, Michaela May
The Westhoff Family has congregated at the family villa for the 70th birthday of its patriarch, famous pianist Hannes Westhoff. During the lengthy celebrations, family members are all forced to tend old wounds, face unpleasant questions and deal with unsettled business. Memories of the distant past are awakened, old battles are waged – until a devastating piece of news arrives and changes everything. For son Max this family celebration will be his last chance to find out about his life as well as that of the entire family.

Germany 2015, 134’
directed by: Sebastian Schipper,
screenplay: Sebastian Schipper, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Eike Frederik Schulz
cinematography by: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
production: MoneyBoy
starring: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit, Max Mauff
A young Spanish woman who has newly moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

Frau Müller muß weg
Germany, 2014, 88’
directed by: Sönke Wortmann
screenplay: Lütz Hübner, Sarah Nemitz, Oliver Ziegenbalg
cinematography by: Tom Föhrmann
production: Little Shark Entertainment
starring: Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Mina Tander, Ken Duken, Anke Engelke.
Because of their children’s bad grades, some parents want the teacher Mrs. Müller gone. They meet with Mrs. Müller and try to convince her to leave the class.

Made in Germany is a project as a part of Polish-German Jubilee Year 2016 WE CELEBRATE! It’s organized by Goethe – Institut  and Embassy of Germany for the occasion of 25-years of the Treaty of Good Neighbourship and Friendly Cooperation.

Goethe-Institut w Warszawie, Ambasada Niemiec, Gutek Film

Dom Norymberski, Konsulat Republiki Federalnej Niemiec we Wrocławiu, Konsulat Republiki Federalnej Niemiec w Krakowie, Fundacja Współpracy Polsko-Niemieckiej

Kino Muranów, Kino Bajka, Forum Cinema – Bialystok Cultural Centre, Kino Pionier, Kino Żak

Media Patronage:
TOK FM, Gazeta Wyborcza, Co Jest Grane 24,, AMS, Aktivist!, TVP Kultura


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