German Currents – New Films from Germany: Films

Gruber is Leaving (Gruber Geht)

Los Angeles Premiere

German Currents 2015
Sunday, October 25th 2014, 8:30pm
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
German with English Subtitles
Info: +1 3235253388
germancurrents@goethe.de

Austria (2015), 104 min. DCP Projection
Director: Marie Kreutzer
Screenplay: Marie Kreutzer
Cinematography: Leena Koppe
Cast: Manuel Rubey, Bernadette Heerwagen, Doris Schretzmayer, Thomas Stipsits, Patricia Hirschbichler, Ulrike Beimpold Producers: Helmut Grasser, Constanze Schumann
Production Company: Allegro Film

John Gruber (Manuel Rubey) is the epitome of arrogance.
In his mid-thirties, and living in his own world, he has it all: the right job, car, and designer apartment in Vienna.
In between business trips, nightclubs, and countless one-night stands, the dry-witted cynic has little left for anyone else, and this is just how he likes it.
When he meets Berlin-based DJ Sarah (Bernadette Heerwagen), his self-styled world is turned on its head, for it is Sarah who reads him the diagnosis explaining that a tumor is to blame for his recent stomach problems.
Gruber‘s superman facade quickly crumbles, sending him on a binge of drugs, alcohol and bar fights in an attempt to cope. With a new regimen of chemotherapy, and a growing infatuation with Sarah, Gruber slowly begins to drop his guard.
But will he really change?
Kreutzer’s faithful adaptation of Doris Knecht’s best-selling novel is strengthened by Cinematogrpaher Leena Koppe’s ability to capture Gruber’s darkly comical transition from cold and distant loner, to a man on a journey to find himself.

Presented with the support of the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles. 

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.



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

Select Awards:
Beijing IFF 2015 (Best Music)
Romy Award 2015 (Best Cinematography)

Marie Kreutzer was born in 1997 in Graz, Austria and studied Screenwriting and Dramaturgy at the Vienna Film Academy. During her studies, Kreutzer worked as script supervisor on several shorts and television productions.
Her directorial debut film Die Vaterlosen (2011) premiered at the Berlin International Film festival.
Kreutzer is a member of the advisory board of the Drebuchverband Austria as well a member of the Austrian Film Insititut’s Project Comission.

Distributor:
Allegro Film
www.allegrofilm.at

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