German Films at the New Zealand International Film Festival 2016
The New Zealand International Film Festival is screening the following selection of German language films.
Director: Maren Ade
Hailed at Cannes as a brilliantly original comic masterpiece, Austrian writer/director Maren Ade’s epic of parent-child dysfunction centres on a father assailing his uptight corporate daughter with crazy
Director: Nicolette Krebitz
A chance encounter with a wolf proves to be inexorably life-changing for the lonely young woman at the heart of this striking German drama, which takes the idea of getting back to nature to an irrational extreme.
Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Ahrendt
Director: Ada Ushpiz
This new documentary provides insight and historical perspective on the life and work of philosopher Hannah Arendt, illuminating her relevance to some of the most troubling phenomena of our own times.
Land of Mine
Director: Martin Zandvliet
In this tense, moving war drama, based on fact, a Danish sergeant takes charge of a group of youthful German POWs put to work defusing explosives on the coast of Denmark in the immediate aftermath of World War II.
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
Director: Werner Herzog
This film explores the evolution of the internet, its geniuses and its ominous implications for creation at large.
The Exquisite Corpus
Director: Peter Tscherkassky
A found footage extravaganza, named for the old Surrealist parlour game. Cine-magician Peter Tscherkassky expertly melds an overlapping collage of 60s and 70s erotica into a single feverish, ecstatic dream of sex and death. Winner of Special Mention at Directors’ Fortnight 2015.
Source: New Zealand International Film Festival 2016