Thursday, April 11, 2013

SF International Film Festival - Everyday Objects (Halbschatten) Presented 5/2, 5/3, 5/6

The San Francisco International Film Festival will be presenting, among many others, two German-language films.  Click here for a full listing of films, representing countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Latin American, Japan, China and Korea.  The festival runs from April 25-May 9.

German-language entries are:

Everyday Objects (Halbschatten)

Merle travels to meet her lover at his villa in the hills of Nice, but arrives to find herself alone with his two adolescent children while he tends to unnamed business at his publishing company. Director Nicolas Wackerbarth crafts a compelling critique of bourgeois ennui through the routine encounters and quiet moments of solitude that constitute everyday life.  Read more.

The Strange Little Cat (Das merkwürdige Kätzchen)

A day in the life of a middle-class Berlin family becomes the stuff of domestic surrealism in Ramon Zürcher’s strikingly original debut feature. The action rarely leaves their apartment confines, yet this “plotless” miniature reveals a whole alternative universe of mysterious (occurrences and unspoken tensions that have a droll, yet poignant impact.  Read more. 

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