Egyptian Theatre
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Wed, Oct 26, 2011
7:30pm
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GERMAN CURRENTS 2011
German Currents Opening Night! Los Angeles Premiere!
ALMANYA: WELCOME TO GERMANY
Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles. In collaboration with German Films, MFG Film Funding Baden-Wuerttemberg and Lufthansa, sponsored by Porsche Beverly Hills, Friends of Goethe, E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America) and Standard Hotel Hollywood.

Our fifth annual German Currents Showcase opens tonight with a screening of Turkish-German immigrant tale ALMANYA: WELCOME TO GERMANY, Official Selection of the Berlin International Film Festival 2011. Join us after the screening for a complimentary reception in the Egyptian's Courtyard for all ticket holders.

ALMANYA: WELCOME TO GERMANY
ALMANYA: WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCHLAND
2011, Concorde Filmverleih, 97 min, Germany, Dir: Yasemin Samdereli

Composed in parallel structure, this light-as-air and colorfully punchy comedy of manners focuses on generations of cultural misunderstandings inside a German-Turkish household. In contemporary Germany, patriarch Huseyin (Vedat Erincin) insists his entire family - including grown children and grandchildren - accompany him on a holiday to Turkey. In a flashback to 1964, young Huseyin arrives in Germany for the first time, with the unglamorous title of being the one-millionth-and-first guest worker in the country. As the film switches back and forth between the two time periods, a constantly amusing portrait of a family with multiple national identities - and multiply confused identities - winningly forms. Official selection of the Berlin International Film Festival 2011. In German with English subtitles.


Egyptian Theatre • Wed, Oct 26, 2011 • 7:30pm
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