This week we are launching a new film series –
* German cinema in English language (on Wednesdays) and
* German cinema in German language (on Thursdays).
The new German cinema nights are opening with the Oscar-winning
LIVES OF OTHERS (Engl./Wed.) and the highly acclaimed feature ALASKA.DE (Germ./Thursd). Please,, be our guest and enjoy the art of filmmaking.
Below you will find also our complete event programme for the coming week.
TUE, 01/04, 7 PM Artists Special: UTOPIA & WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT –
Young filmmaker Kautsar Anggakara (Indonesia) presents his work @ Meta
WED, 02/04, 7 PM German Cinema: THE LIVES OF OTHERS (engl.)
THU, 03/04, 7 PM German Cinema: ALASKA.DE (only german!!!!)
FRI, 04/04, 7 PM Phnom Penh Docfest: THE OTHER FINAL
SAT, 05/04, 7 PM Focus Cambodia: THREE DOC FILMS by N. Mesterharm
“Concrete Visions” (2007), “Sold Out” (2006), “Life’s a Beach” (2005)
SUN, 06/04, 7 PM Set In Asia: EMPIRE OF THE SUN
On-going ART EXHIBITION
March 21 – April 08
‘Underlying’ is the first traveling exhibition co-curated by four curators from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam. Their aim is to explicit the contextual interpretations and expressions of people living in this region through art practices, and to encourage an understanding among audiences of various nationalities. The curators from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam have interpreted the main theme, ‘Underlying’, based on contexts developed in their own locations, and present their results through the curatorial practice.
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TUE, 01/04, 7 PM
ARTIST SPECIAL: UTOPIA & WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT
Films by Kautsar Anggakara (Indonesia)
Short visits to the mind of teenagers turned into corporate slaves, each portraying also youth perception of values, conformism, peer pressure and consumerism – directed by filmaker/video artist Kautsar Anggakara, who will be present at the screening. (In English, 2004)
WED, 02/04, 7 PM
GERMAN CINEMA: THE LIVES OF OTHERS
This thriller/drama involves the monitoring of the cultural scene of East Berlin in Mid 1980s till the reunification in 1989 by agents of the Stasi, the GDR’s secret police. By Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.
(In English, 2006, 137 min)
THU, 03/04, 7 PM
GERMAN CINEMA: ALASKA.DE
In ihrem Spielfilm-Regiedebüt schildert die Kurzfilm-Regisseurin Esther Gronenborn das Erwachsenwerden Jugendlicher in einer Satellitenstadt. Gefühlskälte, Geltungsdrang und Bandenkriege sind an der Tagesordnung. In diese Welt wird die 16-jährige Sabine gestoßen. Im Mikrokosmos der Plattenbausiedlung erlebt Sabine Gewalt unter gleichaltrigen Jugendlichen.
(In German/ Deutsch, 2000, 89 min)
FRI, 04/04, 7 PM
PHNOM PENH DOCFEST: THE OTHER FINAL
…is a documentary film, directed by Johan Kramer, about a football match between Bhutan and Montserrat, the then-lowest ranked teams in the FIFA World Rankings. The game was played in the Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu, Bhutan. (In English, 2003, 78 min)
SAT, 05/04, 7 PM
FOCUS CAMBODIA: “Concrete Visions” (2007), “Sold Out” (2006),
“Life’s a Beach” (2005): Various Docs by Nico Mesterharm on the works of the Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann and the recent construction boom, on human trafficking and on the touristic and economic development of the beach town Sihanuokville – seen through the etes of a 16-year old fruitseller.
SUN, 06/04, 7 PM
SET IN ASIA: EMPIRE OF THE SUN
Based on J.G. Ballard’s autobiographical novel, this near-epic film tells the story of an English boy living in Shanghai when the Japanese invade in 1941. Separated from his parents, he survives in Soo Chow detention camp for British citizens, which is located next to an airfield. The boy develops a fascination and admiration for both the American and the Japanese pilots. By Steven Spielberg (In English, 1987, 154 min)