In Times of Fading Light
5th Festival of German Cinema

In Times of Fading Light © hanneshubach

Summary

East Berlin, in the early autumn of ’89. The Powileit family celebrate the 90th birthday of Wilhelm, a former resistance fighter, returned expatriate and incorrigible Stalinist. His wife Charlotte is hosting the festivities as if nothing was wrong in the outside world. However, Sascha, Charlotte’s grandson is missing. No one suspects that Sascha fled to West Germany just a few days ago… Through the eyes of Sascha’s father, Kurt – a historian – we experience the “Time of Fading Light” as a snapshot in time of the disintegration of a family and of a political system.

Matti Geschonneck © Daniela Incoronato
Matti Geschonneck, born in Potsdam on May 8, 1952, is the son of well-known Brechtian and DEFA actor Erwin Geschonneck. He studied directing at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow. Moving to West Germany in 1978, he started gathering initial practical experiences working as a directorial assistant for many years.
In the early nineties, Geschonneck made his cinematic directorial debut with the surreal mystery drama "MOEBIUS". After that, he dedicated himself to the small screen for 18 years and would direct many, often multi award-winning features. His thriller “ANGST HAT EINE KALTE HAND” received the Special Prize for Directing of the Deutsche Akademie für Darstellende Künste. He is a two-time winner of the Deutscher Fernsehpreis (German Television Award), most recently in 2013 for “DAS ENDE EINER NACHT”. He received the Student Jury Award at the Television Film Festival in Baden-Baden in 2015 as well as the Goldene Kamera Award in 2016 for his production “EIN GROSSER AUFBRUCH”.

Screening Schedule

Beijing

10.11.2017
07:30 PM - 09:40 PM
Q&A with director Matti Geschonneck
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA)
798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District
Invite only

11.11.2017
04:30 PM - 06:10 PM
Beijing Star City Cinema (BSCC)
BB65 Oriental Plaza, Chang’an Avenue 1. Dongcheng District, Beijing
Ticket: 50 RMB (Online) / 60 RMB (Door)

12.11.2017
02:00 PM - 04:10 PM
Q&A with director Matti Geschonneck
Broadway Cinematheque MOMA (MOMA)
T4 North, Moma, 1 Xiangheyuan Lu, Dongcheng District
Ticket: 50 RMB (Online) / 60 RMB (Door)

Chengdu

15.11.2017
07:30 PM – 09:40 PM
Q&A with director Matti Geschonneck
NU SPACE (NS)
Mingtang Creative District, Kuixingloujie No. 55, Qingyang
Ticket: 25 RMB

Nanjing

17.11.2017
03:30 PM - 05:40 PM
Q&A with director Matti Geschonneck
Host: Chen Ping (Film researcher, curator)
Lumière Pavilions Nanjing Golden Eagle (LNX)
Golden Eagle Xinjiekou Store Block B 9F,No.101 Hanzhong Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
Ticket: 40 RMB / 30 RMB (Member)

22.11.2017
09:00 PM - 10:40 PM
Lumière Pavilions Nanjing Golden Eagle (LNX)
Golden Eagle Xinjiekou Store Block B 9F,No.101 Hanzhong Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
Ticket: 40 RMB / 30 RMB (Member)