Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Oct 27, 2011
7:30pm
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GERMAN CURRENTS 2011
Double Feature!
THE POLL DIARIES / JASMIN
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.
Los Angeles Premiere!

THE POLL DIARIES
POLL
2010, Bavaria Film International, 129 min, Germany, Dir: Chris Kraus

It is the eve of World War I when 14-year-old Oda Schaefer (Paula Beer) travels to Estonia with two very unsettling items: her mother's body in a coffin, and a two-headed fetus in a jar (a gift for her father). Thus begins Oda's journey to live with her father, Ebbo (Edgar Selge), a controversial doctor living in a house on stilts above the sea, who has fallen from grace among German scientists due to his seemingly morbid, inhumane medical methods. Oda, also curious about science, discovers the dark secrets of her father’s experimentation laboratory as war closes in, and she secretly uses her medical knowledge to aid a wounded Estonian soldier. Based on the life of the director's aunt! Winner of four German Film Awards. In German with English subtitles.


U.S. Premiere!

JASMIN
2011, Milk Film, 120 min, Germany, Dir: Jan Fehse

In director Jan Fehse's relentlessly tense and absorbing drama, two women face each other in a room. One, forensic specialist and psychiatrist Dr. Fendt (Wiebke Puls), is trying to understand the seemingly incomprehensible psyche of the other woman, Jasmin (Anne Schafer), and the horrid crime she's committed - the murder of her own 3-year-old daughter. Over the course of four days of harrowing interrogation, we accompany Jasmin on a journey into the heart of darkness, and begin to glimpse how the unimaginable came to pass and ended in catastrophe. Official selection of FilmFest Munchen 2011. In German with English subtitles.


Aero Theatre • Thu, Oct 27, 2011 • 7:30pm
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