Film Screening Bungalow

Bungalow by Ulrich Köhler © Ulrich Köhler, Bungalow

Mon, 18.02.2019

Deptford Cinema

39 Deptford Broadway
London SE8 4PG

+ 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

 

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