Co-Presented with Films at the MFAH and Goethe Pop Up Houston with Burhan Qurbani
Join Houston Cinema Arts Society, Films at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and Goethe Pop Up Houston for a special virtual screening of the newest adaptation of Berlin Alexanderplatz
from April 23 to the 31st of May, with a free virtual discussion with film's director Burhan Qurbani on April 24th at 1pm CDT.
Tickets are $10, with a $2 discount for HCAS and MFAH Film Buff Members.
About the film
German with English subtitles
Country, Year: Germany, 2020
Director: Burhan Qurbani
Writer: Martin Behnke, Burhan Qurbani
Cast: Welket Bungué, Albrecht Schuch, Jella Haase, Joachim Król
Producer: Leif Alexis, Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach
Runtime: 183 Mins
An African immigrant struggles to make a new life for himself in the big city in director-co-writer Burhan Qurbani’s (We Are Young. We Are Strong.
) audacious, neon-lit reinterpretation of Alfred Döblin’s 1929 novel. After surviving his perilous journey, Francis vows to be a good man, but he soon realizes how difficult it is to be righteous while undocumented in Germany–without papers, without a nationality, and without a work permit. When he receives an enticing offer for easy money from the psychopathic gangster Reinhold (Albrecht Schuch), Francis initially resists temptation, but eventually he is sucked into Berlin’s underworld and his life spirals out of control.
KINO! Germany NOW! 2021 Discover New Talent is presented by the German Film Office, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films.