Every Thursday in July at 6PM
Summer Cinema: Fatih Akin
Solino (7/5), Sound of Istanbul (7/12), The Edge of Heaven (7/19) and The Cut (7/26)
Award-winning German director Fatih Akin tells stories from his personal experience as a child of turkish immigrants in Germany and plays with the genre patterns of gangster film and romance. Thus he found an idiosyncratic mix of author- and genre-cinema.
European Book Club
Ilija Trojanow: The Lamentations of Zeno
Zeno Hintermeier is a scientist working as a travel guide on an Antarctic cruise ship, encouraging the wealthy to marvel at the least explored continent and to open their eyes to its rapid degradation. Now in his early sixties, Zeno bewails the loss of his beloved glaciers, the disintegration of his marriage, and the foundering of his increasingly irrelevant career.