3 DAYS IN QUIBERON
3 TAGE IN QUIBERON
2018, Beta Cinema, 115 min, Germany/Austria/France, Dir: Emily Atef

Sweeping the major categories at the 2018 German Film Awards (including Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Leading Actress), this black-and-white Valentine to Romy Schneider offers a look at the legendary actress shortly before her unexpected death in 1981. Schneider (played elegantly by Marie Bäumer) is recuperating at a spa in Quiberon with her childhood friend Hilde (Birgit Minichmayr) when Stern magazine calls; Robert Gwisdek and Charly Hübner costar as the journalist and photographer assigned to interview the troubled star.


MAGICAL MYSTERY OR: THE RETURN OF KARL SCHMIDT
MAGICAL MYSTERY ODER DIE RÜCKKEHR DES KARL SCHMIDT
2017, DCM Film Distribution, 111 min, Germany, Dir: Arne Feldhusen

It’s as if the glory days of the 1990s never ended in this techno-fueled rave across the German countryside. Based on the novel by best-selling German author Sven Regener, MAGICAL MYSTERY follows recovering alcoholic Karl Schmidt (a brilliant Charly Hübner), who finds himself reunited with his old friends, who have now become successful DJs. Quickly enlisted as designated driver for their upcoming tour, Karl must keep the party-happy musicians in line while adapting to the world outside of rehab. For the next several months, he must resist the alluring temptation of partying, drugs and, of course, music! Arne Feldhusen directs this hysterical and charming road trip through Germany’s mid-1990s club scene, co-starring Detlev Buck, Annika Meier and Marc Hosemann.


PARENTS
ELTERN
2013, 103 min, Germany, Dir: Robert Thalheim

There are no easy answers in this bittersweet dramatic comedy about the balance between career, marriage and family. Konrad (Charly Hübner), his wife Christine (Christiane Paul) and their two young daughters are a model Berlin family. Former theater director Konrad now manages the household while family breadwinner Christine works at a hospital. But when Isabel, their nanny from Argentina, arrives with her own set of problems, the entire dynamic of the once idyllic family begins to shift, and Konrad and Christine must reexamine their priorities to their children, to themselves and to each other. In German with English subtitles.


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