German Film Week, presented in association with the Goethe-Institut Irland, kicks off this evening at the IFI at 18.40 with the screening of Volker Schlöndorff’s Calm at Sea [Das Meer am Morgen), an affecting film based on a real-life story that portrays an atrocity that took place in German– occupied France during World War II. The IFI presents this much anticipated film from one of the pioneers of New German Cinema, whose film The Tin Drum ((1979) was one of the most financially successful German films of the 1970s while also winning both the Cannes’ Palme d’Or and the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
The other films in the season are Christian Schwochow’s Cracks in the Shell (Friday, 11th May 2012 @ 18.50); Yasemin Samdereli’s Almanya: Welcome to Germany (Saturday, 12th May 2012 @ 18.50); Maggie Peren’s Colour of the Ocean (Sunday, 13th May 2012 @ 18.30); Achim von Borries’s 4 Days in May (Monday,14th May @ 18.50); Marc Bauder’s The System (Tuesday, 15th May @18.50); and Andreas Dresen’s Stopped on Track (Wednesday, 16th May @ 18.50).
The week promises an eclectic mix of contemporary German cinema’s finest directors alongside the best of the country’s emerging talent and Film Ireland will bring you regular reports from the week.
Tickets are available from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or online at www.ifi.ie