New Films from Germany
Northeast US Premiere
Holocaust scholar Toto (Lars Eidinger) is, famously, also the grandson of a Nazi war criminal. In organizing a conference, he takes on an intern from France named Zazie (Adèle Haenel) whose grandmother was killed by the Nazis. After a rocky meet-cute, the kookily mismatched pair bond, speak candidly about their familial legacies, and stumble toward romance.
Winner, Grand Prize, Tokyo Int’l Film Festival.
Eight nominations for the German Film Award, including Best Feature.
Audacious… offbeat romantic comedy that explores the legacy of the Holocaust two generations removed. An entertainingly skewed, iconoclastic dramedy.—
, born 1963 in Göttingen, Germany, began his career as a scriptwriter and dramaturgical consultant for German directors such as Volker Schlöndorff, Detlef Buck and Rosa von Praunheim. The Bloom of Yesterday
is his fourth feature film.
Director: Chris Kraus
DCP, 125 min In cooperation with The National Center for Jewish Film.
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