German Currents – New Films from Germany: Films

Dora Or The Sexual Neuroses Of Our Parents
(Dora oder die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern)

US Premiere

German Currents 2015
Sunday, October 25th 2014, 6:30pm
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
German with English Subtitles
Info: +1 323 5253388

Switzerland/Germany (2013-2015), 90 min. DCP Projection
Director: Stina Werenfels
Screenplay: Stina Werenfels, Boris Treyer
Cinematography: Lukas Strebel
Cast: Victoria Schulz, Jenny Schily, Lars Eidinger, Urs Jucker
Producers: Karin Koch, Samir
Production Company: Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG (Zurich) in co-production with Aleppo Films (Zurich), NiKo film (Berlin)

Mentally disabled Dora (Victoria Schulz) has spent much of her 18 years under psychotropic sedatives.
When her mother, Kristin (Jenny Schily), decides to stop the medication, Dora’s world begins to open. Determined to experience the world, love, and sex, Dora enters into a relationship with an unscrupulous perfume salesman (Lars Eidinger) who is eager to take advantage of her newfound lust for life.
Though Dora’s parents are horrified by her relationship and her eventual pregnancy, they must determine how to both protect their daughter as well as allow her to make her own choices as an adult.

Lukas Strebel’s award winning innovative camerawork capture’s not only Dora’s transformation, but also her perspective through p.o.v.
In adapting Lukas Bärfuss’ challenging play, director Stina Werenfels and co-writer Boris Treyer emphasize the perspectives and parallel struggles of both mother and daughter, examining broader issues of female sexuality, agency, and motherhood.

Presented with the support of the Consulate General Of Switzerland and Swiss Films.
In Person: Director Stina Werenfels 

Double Feature presentation begins with Dora at 6:30 pm followed by Gruber is Leaving at approximately 8:30 pm.
Ticket price includes admission to both films. 

$11.- General Audiences
$9.- Seniors, Students
$7.- Cinematheque Members
$9.-  FoG Members (box office only, must present membership card!) 

Select Awards:
Cinelab Award 2015 (Cinematography- Lukas Strebel)
Cineuropa Award 2015

Stina Werenfels was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1964 and spent her early childhood in the USA, Greece and Spain.
While studying film at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, she completed the prize winning short documentary Fragments from the Lower East Side (1994).
Among other awards, her short Pastry, Pain & Politics (1998) received the Swiss Film Prize for best short film.
Her feature Nachbeben (2006) premiered at the Berlinale Panorama and went on to win several awards. I
n addition to writing and directing, Werenfels teaches ‘acting for film’ at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).



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