GOETHE FILMS: Past Forward — Directors before Cannes
Presented by the Goethe-Institut
GOETHE FILMS presents three celebrated German filmmakers before their Cannes successes. What did Maren Ade create before her Oscar-nominated absurdist comedy-drama TONI ERDMANN? Which film brought Valeska Grisebach multiple awards before WESTERN took global cinemas by storm? Where was Ulrich Köhler before IN MY ROOM and international retrospectives?
EVERYONE ELSE (Germany, 2009, 123 min) by Maren Ade, with Birgit Minichmayr, Lars Eidinger
Preceded by a video interview with Maren Ade.
Followed by Ade's short film A SUMMER WITHOUT GITTI, a "director's cut" of material from EVERYONE ELSE reconstructing the holiday narrative with just the male partner.
Silver Bear – Grand Prize of the Jury, Berlinale 2009
Silver Bear – Best Actress Birgit Minichmayr, Berlinale 2009
Femina Film Preis – Best Production Design, Berlinale 2009
FIPRESCI Critics Award – BAFICI 2009
Festivals: Berlinale, Vancouver IFF, New York FF, Sydney FF, Buenos Aires Independent FF, Seoul Women FF
Maren Ade was at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 with TONI ERDMANN.
EVERYONE ELSE tells the story of Gitti and Chris, an odd couple battling their way through a holiday of secluded togetherness. A subtly humorous, cruelly meticulous study of the contradictory desires of a couple searching for their own identity. An intimate love story that plunges into the depths of a relationship and reflects the emotional disorientation of an entire generation.
"Through her hyper-attention to people, spaces, and moments, Maren Ade achieves something that stands apart from any predecessor."
– Slant Magazine
“EVERYONE ELSE, a sun-kissed German film about a young couple in love and in doubt, might not be perfect, but so much is right and true in this lovely, delicate work that it comes breathtakingly close.”
– New York Times
"A touching relationship striptease"
– Zeit Online
Maren Ade was born 1976 in Karlsruhe. She studied cinema at the University of Film and Television Munich. In 2016 she co-founded production company Komplizen Film with a fellow graduate.
TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade, which celebrated its premiere in the Cannes Competition 2016, won the European and German Film Awards and was nominated for a Golden Globe, César, BAFTA and Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. The next year, Ade served as a member of the official competition jury at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival. Ade is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
The Berlin production company Komplizen Film focuses on the development of feature films, international and high-end series. It stands behind numerous filmmakers such as Maren Ade, Ulrich Köhler and Valeska Grisebach, but also emerging artists like Xaver Böhm, who presented his debut film O BEAUTIFUL NIGHT at the Berlinale 2019. Komplizen Film produces local films for an international audience, films that take risks. They work with filmmakers distinguished by a unique signature and believe in long-term cooperation with directors.
All GOETHE FILMS are open to audiences 18+
Part of the Goethe-Institut's focus on German film.