WE USED TO BE COOL (WAS HAT UNS BLOSS SO RUINIERT)
Fri. Feb. 9, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
North American Premiere
96 min. Austria (2016). DCP Projection. German and French w/ English subtitles.
Director: Marie Kreutzer
Starring: Vicky Krieps, Marcel Mohab, Pia Hierzegger, Pheline Roggan, Manuel Rubey, Andreas Kiendl
Screenplay: Marie Kreutzer
Cinematography: Leena Koppe
Editor: Ulrike Kofler
Producers: Franz Novotny, Alexander Glehr
World Sales: Picture Tree International
We Used to Be Cool follows three young couples: Stella and Markus, Ines and Chris, Mignon and Luis. They are members of today's got-everything-except-a-purpose generation. Equipped with the latest gadgets they live safe in their free range, fair trade, Apple-equipped, city-center apartments. But with all their material needs covered and never having suffered from want, their state of mind is the big issue. Stella's the first to find the "solution": she gets pregnant. The others quickly follow suit and these adult "children" find that life is suddenly all too real. In a mixture of subtle and broad humor, touching moments and genuine observation, Mignon learns feeding your child only bio and boycotting nappies leads to domestic unpleasantness (her range of designer baby clothes proves a flop, too); Ines, now the mother of daughter Elvis, throws Chris out, whereupon he moves into his car and embarks on an affair with Stella, while she and Markus eventually find that happiness is a bicycle repair shop in the countryside.