Angela Schanelec: Passing Summer (Mein Langsames Leben)
Schanelec’s fourth feature asks the following question: Should I stay or should I go? One could, one would have, one wanted to – and while thinking it all through, one ends up living an isolated life; almost out of focus, fading into the bourgeois everything-and-nothing flair of Berlin. While a friend goes to Rome for half a year Valerie stays in Berlin. The film stays with her. Each scene could be the start of a romance, of a relationship charged with strong emotions. But in Schanelec's work, big feelings remain a mere possibility, revealing themselves in what might be lost in and outside the cinema.
Gemany 2000, colour, 35mm, 85 min, German with English subtitles. Directed by Angela Schanelec. With Ursina Lardi, Andreas Patton, Anne Tismer, Wolfgang Michael, Sophie Aigner, Clara Enge, Nina Weniger, Devid Striesow, Angela Schanelec, Rüdiger Vogler. Print Source: Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum for Film and Television, Berlin.
Edward Yang: The Terrorizers (Kong bu fen zi) (approximate start time: 8:30PM)
The experience of a city as worn-out emotion: in the mid-1980s, Edward Yang, trailblazer of the New Taiwanese Cinema, is at the peak of his craft. His cinema reflects an aesthetical and political liberation of a country searching for its own identity in the wake of a brutal history. In the fashion of an unfinished portmanteau film, Yang shows a number of different incidents in Taipei. Many of the episodes revolve around guilt and violence. From the very beginning, images and stories connect through the associative, petrified dynamics of an invisible sickness and alienation. Police sirens ring out. People lie motionless in the street. Yet, there is no hysteria; just a cut to another daily routine.
Taiwan 1986, colour, DCP (35mm), 109 min, Mandarin, Taiwanese with English subtitles. Directed by Edward Yang. With Cora Miao, Li-chun Lee, Shih-jye Jin, An Wang, Ming Liu, An-shun Yu, Bao-ming Gu, Shao-chun Ma, Chia-ching Huang. Print Source: Central Motion Picture Corporation, Taipei City.
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This Screening is part of the retrospective "Always Somewhere Else - The Cinema of Angela Schanelec in Dialogue"