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.


WESTWIND
2011, Credofilm, 90 min, Germany, Dir: Robert Thalheim

It is 1988, a year before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and 17-year-old twins and best friends Doreen and Isabel (Friederike Becht and Luise Heyer), both successful oarswomen, are spending the summer at the placid Lake Balaton in the Soviet satellite state of Hungary. Yet the tranquility of their focused summer begins to crumble when Doreen falls for Arne (Franz Dinda), a young West German. Confronted with the first real instance of possible rupture in their relationship, and with the reality that the divided Germany of their childhood is about to radically change, Doreen and Isabel find themselves looking ahead to an uncertain future and the most momentous decision of their lives. In German with English subtitles.


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