Film Talk Goethe Film Talk: FINSTERWORLD & THE GARDEN

Sandra Hüller in Finsterworld Photo: Alamode DIF c Markus Förderer

Tue, 09/12/2017

Goethe-Institut Toronto

Goethe Media Space, 100 University Ave, North Tower, 2nd floor

Sandra Hüller in Finsterworld

Luncheon screening & talk with producers Tobias Walker & Philipp Worm

Presented by the Goethe-Institut

Producers Tobias Walker and Philipp Worm in conversation on working with young female filmmakers, acting stars like Sandra Hüller (TONI ERDMANN) and Laura Tonke (AXOLOTL OVERKILL) and premiering films at Film Fest Munich and TIFF. They will be presenting their first feature FINSTERWORLD with an introduction and Q&A and talk about their upcoming TIFF North American premiere of THE GARDEN.

FINSTERWORLD (Germany, 2013, 95 min), directed by Frauke Finsterwalder, written by Frauke Finsterwalder & Christian Kracht, with Sandra Hüller, Corinna Harfouch, Ronald Zehrfeld & Michael Maertens

World Premiere in Munich 2013
Bronze Zenith Montreal 2013

Best Feature Award Vancouver 2014
German Film Award 2014 (Best Supporting Actress: Sandra Hüller)
Best Female-Directed Narrative Edinburgh 2014

Idyllic colours, gruesome content and dark humour create a surreal film which resists any categorization. The unusual but effective film explores German identity. A policeman likes wearing animal costumes, a school trip to a concentration camp gets out of hand, and a discussion about the ugliness of Germany develops - the presented world is a weird one.

“Finsterwalder is so ambitious she tackles big topics such as German identity head-on, putting some very intelligent revelations in the mouth of some of her youngest protagonists.” – The Hollywood Reporter

In June, Walker+Worm won best producer and director prizes at Film Fest Munich 2017 for their sophomore THE GARDEN, directed and written by Sonja Maria Kröner, with Laura Tonke and others. Don't miss the North American premiere at TIFF17 on September 12.
"A portrait of a bourgeois German family's 1970s summer that feels deliciously and authentically present-tense." - Variety

Open to audiences 18+

Thanks to our partners at TIFF and FilmFernsehFonds Bayern.

Part of the Goethe-Institut's focus on German Film