dir. Ulrich Köhler
run-time. 95 mins
£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)
Doors - 7:30pm
Film - 8:00pm
Following Christian Petzold and Harun Farocki’s The State I Am In (2000) and Angela Schanelec’s Passing Summer (2001), Ulrich Köhler makes his hugely impressive filmmaking debut with Bungalow (2002): a deceptive drama considerably more complicated than the low-key love triangle it may initially seem. Absent without leave, wayward young soldier Paul (Lennie Burmeister) returns home to the cumulative despair of dislocation, and the alienating, almost-immediate interruption of both his brother (Devid Striesow), and his brother’s girlfriend Lene (Trine Dyrholm — Festen, Nico, 1988). A quiet and compelling character study—a hugely impressive first feature that was, on its premiere, described by magazine Cahiers du Cinema as: “moving and minimalistic… a throwback to the New Wave of the ‘60s.”
Bungalow will be preceded by two short films by Ulrich Köhler: Feldstraße (1993) and Palü (1998).
Doors - 7.30pm
Programme start - 8.00pm
Screening as part of Deptford Cinema and the Goethe-Institut's retrospective season Be the Cowboy: The Cinema of Ulrich Köhler.
Germany, 2002, colour, 85mins, Digital, with English subtitles
Directed by Ulrich Köhler. With Lennie Burmeister, Devid Striesow, Trine Dyrholm
Germany, 1993, colour, 4mins, Digital
Directed by Ulrich Köhler
Germany, 1998, colour, 6mins, Digital
Directed by Ulrich Köhler and Joseph Dehn