October 7-17. The 10th Szemrevaló / Sehenswert Film Festival will be held at Művész Cinemas, then in Debrecen, Pécs and Szeged, and the works will be available online at Művész Távmozi from 18 to 26. The festival offers a taste of the latest films from the speaking world Germany, organized by the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Goethe-Institut.
The program features 12 films, most of them award-winning works, including the two Silver Bear-winning sci-fi comedies I’m Your Man, the Oscar-nominated Swiss, My Sister, and My Elevator to Hell, directed and starring Daniel Brühl.
The festival’s opening film, directed by Maria Schrader, is the German romantic sci-fi comedy I Am Your Man (Ich bin Dein Mensch), about Alma (Maren Eggert) and Tom (Dan Stevens), about the alignment of humanoid robots and where it’s fun. , where it raises the eternal question in a thought-provoking way: what makes us human? And why is humanity so important in relationships? The female protagonist in Maria Schrader ( Another Way ), Maren Egggert, won the Silver Bear.
Introduction Director Daniel Brühl ( Goodbye, Lenin! ), With his own elevator to hell (Nebenan), the script was written by Daniel Kehlmann based on Brühl’s ideas.
In this tragicomic psychological film, the increasingly tense pub conversation of two men (Daniel Brühl, Peter Kurth) ultimately proves to be a turning point. Based on the novel by Erich Kästner, Fabian – The Beginning of the End ( Fabian oder der Gang vor die Hunde ) takes place in the decadent neighborhoods of Berlin in the 1930s. Fabian is a low-income copywriter who spends his nights at an institution with a dubious reputation. One day he meets Cornelia, who manages to shake the young man’s basic cynicism.
Christian Petzold’s film Mermaid (Udine), which reinterprets the myth of the mysterious female water spirit, was also one of the highlights of the event, which starred Paula Beer’s Silver Bear Award, as well as last year’s FIPRESCI Award and European Film Award.
At the 2021 Austrian Film Awards, Hochwald won some amazing work on bereavement, confinement, ostracism, while the German Screenplay Award went to Exil, a compelling thriller about paranoia and identity through the fate of the Kosovo Albanian Xhafer.
A black, surreal masterpiece with a tone and humor typical of the genre film.
In this year’s Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival, Best Director for Teacher Award (Fuchs im Bau), Fuchs began teaching at a prison school where one of the convicted girls was placed in solitary confinement. Fuchs gradually gains the trust of the introverted girl, but in the meantime, her trauma is also surfacing from her own past. At the same festival, the documentary Dear Future Children, which featured three young activist girls fighting on the front lines in Chile, Hong Kong and Uganda for a more just society, won audience awards.
In the Austrian tragedy Arthur & Claire, terminally ill Arthur (Josef Hader) travels to Amsterdam to say goodbye to life of his own free will, but at the hotel a young Dutch woman makes too much noise next door. Finally, they toured Amsterdam at night together. This film presents serious questions about life through a filter of humor and black irony.
In The Girl from the Needle Park (Platzspitzbaby), after the notorious meeting place of drug dealers and addicts in Zurich, eleven-year-old Mia and her mother move to the countryside. Due to her mother’s addiction, Mia often plunges into fantasy worlds and becomes a member of a gang of children who slowly become her surrogate family. Sarah Spale’s drama was honored with Best Actress at this year’s Swiss Film Awards.
In this year’s Swiss Oscar-nominated, multi-award winning drama My Sister (Schwesterlein), Lisa abandons her job and family to selflessly care for her ailing twin sister, Sven. They were both the lifeblood of the theater, they felt they couldn’t live on stage and without each other. Moscow direction! (Moskau Einfach) is a snippet of history, comedy, subtle romance, and theatrical satire.
October 7-17. in the Művész cinema, then from 9 to 13 October in Debrecen, 20-24 October. between Pécs, October 25-29. and the films will be screened on Szeged.