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WINDOWS ON MONDAY (2006) - Be the Cowboy: The Cinema of Ulrich Köhler

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  • dir. Ulrich Köhler

  • year. 2006

  • country. Germany

  • run-time. 98 mins

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors - 7:30pm

Film - 8:00pm

Extending the structural metaphor at the base of Bungalow (2002), Ulrich Köhler’s follow-up film is a provocative and plausible thought-experiment that fittingly goes one conceptual and microsociological step further. Another study of the individual in society, and a character in a restless relationship with their surroundings, Windows on Monday sees its protagonist Nina (Isabelle Menke) make the seemingly straightforward decision to leave behind her husband and child—one made not from apathy or aimlessness, but as an agentive enactment of free will and personal freedom. Realising this what-if scenario in a developing style that resists any outward or broad dramatisation, Köhler’s film asks whether such an escape from social structure is in fact possible.

Windows on Monday will be preceded by Ulrich Köhler's short films Rakete (1999) and White Calf (2005).

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.

Windows on Monday
Germany, 2006, colour, 88mins, Digital, with English subtitles
Directed by Ulrich Köhler. With Isabelle Menke, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Trystan Pütter

+ Rakete
Germany, 1999, colour, 10mins, Digital
Directed by Ulrich Köhler and Nina Könnemann

+ White Calf
Germany, 2005, colour, 4mins, Digital
Directed by Ulrich Köhler and Jeanne Faust

Earlier Event: February 19
THE ECLIPSE (1962) - Love?
Later Event: February 21
LIFE DRAWING at Deptford Cinema