The Cinema of the Berlin School Sleeping Sickness

Schlafkrankheit © Schlafkrankheit

Wed, 04.07.2018

7:00 PM

Goethe-Institut Libanon | Media Lounge

Ulrich Koehler, 2010, 91 min

Ebbo and Vera Velten have spent the past twenty years living in different African countries. Ebbo is managing a program to combat sleeping sickness in Cameroon. His work is fulfilling. Vera, however, feels increasingly lost in Yaounde’s ex-pat community. She can’t bear the separation from her 14- year-old daughter, Helen, who is attending a boarding school in Germany. Ebbo must give up his life in Africa or he risks losing the woman he loves. But his fear of returning to a country now remote to him increases with each day.

(Source: / 61. Berlin International Film Festival, Catalogue)

Film Screenings: The Cinema of the Berlin School