303
2018, Global Screen, 119 min, Germany, Dir: Hans Weingartner

A road movie in the spirit of Wim Wenders and Richard Linklater, 303 follows two university students on parallel paths of self-discovery. After a chance encounter, Jule finds Jan to be the perfect companion - both for his able-bodied usefulness and his straight-laced attitude - on her trip across the German countryside. She welcomes him aboard her old camper, where the duo’s long conversations reveal often opposing philosophies and worldviews. Sharing intense chemistry, leads Mala Emde and Anton Spieker anchor Hans Weingartner’s (THE EDUKATORS) thoughtful journey in an achingly beautiful tale of summer romance. “303 makes the most of its European settings, and cinematographers Mario Krause and Sebastian Lempe shoot the German, Belgian, French, Spanish and Portuguese countryside in lush, hazy detail that befits the dreamlike idyll of this burgeoning romance.” - Nikki Baughan, Screen Daily.


THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUPLE
DAS SCHÖNSTE PAAR
2018, ARTE, 95 min, Germany/France, Dir: Sven Taddicken

Schoolteachers Malte and Liv are on summer vacation on the Mediterranean coast when they are attacked by a group of teenage intruders, a traumatic event that ultimately takes the couple years to overcome mentally and emotionally. Just when they begin to move on with their lives, Malte has a chance encounter with one of the perpetrators, and the couple are faced with a choice: continue to repress the experience or indulge their fantasies for revenge. Starring Luise Heyer, Maximilian Brückner and Leonard Kunz. “In terms of the emotive arc offered to the viewer, this film does things that are completely unexpected, and in doing so it moves far beyond the usual scope of narratives about recovery or revenge.” - Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film.


LEIF IN CONCERT
2019, Lischke&Klandt Filmproduktion, 109 min, Germany, Dir: Christian Klandt

Luise Heyer stars in this day-in-the-life portrait of Lene, who manages a popular blues and jazz bar in Germany. After a long break away from her trade, Lene returns with conflicting feelings of excitement and anxiety as she awaits the arrival of Leif, a popular musician she discovered in Copenhagen who is set to play in her bar. As the day goes on and Lene chats with everyone from delivery men to plumbers to barflies, a certain poetic rhythm sets in, and even the most mundane tasks become compelling tableaus of everyday life.


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