Aero Theatre
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Fri, Oct 28, 2011
7:30pm
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GERMAN CURRENTS 2011
Double Feature! Producer & Director In Person!
THE DAY I WAS NOT BORN / WESTWIND
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.
Discussion between films with producer Fabian Maubach (THE DAY I WAS NOT BORN) and director Robert Thalheim (WESTWIND) - both schedules permitting.
Los Angeles Premiere!

THE DAY I WAS NOT BORN
DAS LIED IN MIR
2010, Schwarz/Weiss Filmverleih, 94 min, Germany, Dir: Florian Micoud Cossen

Competitive swimmer Maria (Jessica Schwarz) misses her connecting flight when she witnesses something traumatic in the skies over the Buenos Aires airport. Unsettled, she stays in the city for a couple of days, and is surprised by the unannounced arrival at her hotel of her aging father Anton (Michael Gwisdek). As the tenuous relationship between daughter and father unravels, and secrets are revealed - including tales of kidnapping, torture, and a personal backstory Maria was never told - an elegant drama emerges, with one foot in historical tragedy and one in the everyday tragedies between family members. Winner of Best Supporting Actress, and nominated for Best Direction and Best Cinematography, at the German Film Awards. In German with English subtitles.


U.S. Premiere!

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.


Aero Theatre • Fri, Oct 28, 2011 • 7:30pm
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