LOMO - The Language of Many Others
Q & A with director Julia Langhof following the Screening
Coolidge Corner Theatre
Karl, about to finish high school, seems to have the perfect family: his father is an architect, his mother a former singer who spends all her time on the computer with role playing games. They are liberals, so the sky's the limit for their kids. Karl's ambitious sister Anna already knows she's moving to Canada to study International Communications. But Karl spends most of his time on the Internet with his blog "LOMO - The Language of Many Others", collecting photographs and videos and compiling them into series. Is identity just an illusion? Many of his followers ask themselves this very question. When Karl falls in love with a new classmate, Doro, he thinks he finally knows what he wants. But his luck is short-lived and Doro loses interest. For Karl, one thing is clear now: nothing is true, everything is random.
Disillusioned, he starts playing a dangerous game. His followers take increasingly more control of his life, making decisions for him, and eventually ruling over matters of life and death.
Director: Julia Langhof
101 min, DCP
Julia Langhof was born in 1981 in Berlin. From 2001-2003 she studied Acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York, then returned to Berlin and worked as an assistant director at numerous theaters and studied at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). Her debut feature LOMO - THE LANGUAGE OF MANY OTHERS won the Young German Cinema Award at this year’s Munich Film Festival. She is currently working on her next feature BONNIE'S RANCH.