AMNESIA
2015, Film Movement, 96 min, Switzerland/France, Dir: Barbet Schroeder

This 1990s-set tale of German expats brings director Barbet Schroeder back to Ibiza, the scene of his debut feature, though the soundtrack here is techno rather than Pink Floyd. Twenty-something composer Jo (Max Riemelt) has come over from Berlin hoping to get a job as a DJ in the new nightclub on the island, Amnesia. Martha (Marthe Keller) has been living alone in her house facing the sea for 40 years. One night Jo knocks on her door; they become friends even as the mysteries around her accumulate: that cello in the corner she refuses to play, the German language she refuses to speak. Costarring Bruno Ganz. "A simple yet poignant drama with sharp historical undertones." - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter.


REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
1990, Warner Bros., 120 min, USA/Japan/UK, Dir: Barbet Schroeder

Jeremy Irons won a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Actor for his wonderfully sly performance as aristocrat Claus von Bülow, accused of attempted murder of his rich wife, Sunny (Glenn Close). Costarring Ron Silver as Alan Dershowitz.


SINGLE WHITE FEMALE
1992, Sony Repertory, 107 min, Dir: Barbet Schroeder

After New York software designer Allison Jones (Bridget Fonda) gives her cheating fiancé the boot, she advertises for a new roommate. She gets more than she bargained for in Hedy Carlson (Jennifer Jason Leigh in a go-for-broke performance), whose mild demeanor masks violent instability. Schroeder and his REVERSAL OF FORTUNE cinematographer Luciano Tovoli add plenty of style to this sharp, well-paced psychological thriller.


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