New German films come to screen
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
This photo shows a scene from the film ‘Barbara,’ one of the films at the program.Istanbul Modern Cinema, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Istanbul, will present a program titled “Brand New Films from Germany” for the fourth time this year between June 14 and 24. Now a tradition, the screening program includes prominent German films of the year that won awards in various international festivals.
Curated by Fügen Uğur and Claudia Hahn-Raabe from the Goethe-Institut Istanbul, Istanbul Modern Film Programs Coordinator Müge Tüfenk and film critic Engin Ertan, the program focuses this year on the theme of “the home.”
The title of the program refers to the concept of home, which is also related to the themes of belonging and identity; it draws attention to a living space ranging not only from family to society but even extending to country.
Among the films to be screened are “Barbara,” which won the award for best director at the Berlin Film Festival; “This Ain’t California,” a film about a group of young skaters in East Germany in the ‘80s; “Hotel Lux,” one of last year’s popular films in Germany; and “4 Days in May,” a drama focusing on the last days of World War II.