+ Short Films 'Feldstraße' & 'Palü'
Following Christian Petzold and Harun Farocki’s The State I Am In
(2000) and Angela Schanelec’s Passing Summer
(2001), Ulrich Köhler makes his hugely impressive filmmaking debut with Bungalow
(2002): a deceptive drama considerably more complicated than the low-key love triangle it may initially seem. Absent without leave, wayward young soldier Paul (Lennie Burmeister) returns home to the cumulative despair of dislocation, and the alienating, almost-immediate interruption of both his brother (Devid Striesow), and his brother’s girlfriend Lene (Trine Dyrholm — Festen, Nico, 1988). A quiet and compelling character study—a hugely impressive first feature that was, on its premiere, described by magazine Cahiers du Cinema as: “moving and minimalistic… a throwback to the New Wave of the ‘60s.”
Germany, 2002, colour, 85mins, Digital, with English subtitles.
Directed by Ulrich Köhler. With Lennie Burmeister, Devid Striesow, Trine Dyrholm.
+ Feldstraße: Germany, 1993, colour, 4mins, digital.
Directed by Ulrich Köhler
+ Palü: Germany, 1998, colour, 6mins, digital.
Directed by Ulrich Köhler and Joseph Dehn
Presented as part of the series Be the Cowboy: The Cinema of Ulrich Köhler