DOUBLE FEATURE | US PREMIERE
DOUBLE FEATURE: begins with LEIF IN CONCERT VOL. 2 at 6:30 pm,
followed by Q&A with Writer-Director Christian Klandt and Producer Martin Lischke.
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUPLE (DAS SCHÖNSTE PAAR) at approximately 9:00 pm.
Ticket price includes admission to both films.
Germany (2019), 109 min. DCP Projection
German with English Subtitles
Director: Christian Klandt
Screenplay: Christian Klandt
Cinematography: René Gorski
Cast: Luise Heyer, Klaus Manchen, Michael Klammer, Godehard Giese, Florian Bartholomäi, Bela B. Felsenheimer, David Wnendt, Tilo Prückner, Martin "Gotti" Gottschild, Jule Böwe, Mark Benecke, Tom Lass, Isabell Gerschke, Maryam Zaree, Gerdy Zint, Volker Hauptvogel
Producer: Martin Lischke
Executive Producers: Karl-Wilhelm Kayser, Matthias Knoll, Candy Lange, Michael Menke, Heiko Philipp
Production Company: Lischke & Klandt Filmproduktion
A smoky Jazz & Blues bar somewhere in Germany. Following a long hiatus from work, Lene (Heyer), the bar’s manager, has returned to the place that for her and many of the bar’s regulars is a second home. With conflicting feelings of excitement and anxiety, Lene awaits the arrival of Danish musician Leif, aka “Poorboy” whom she has invited to play tonight in the bar. As she gets ready for the evening, Lene chats with everyone from delivery drivers and plumbers to the bar’s quirky cast of regulars. Everyone who enters the bar gets to listen to Leif’s music, which triggers something different in everybody: a smile, a memory, the desire to dance. Every silly detail and absurd anecdote contribute to Lene’s larger story.
As a certain poetic rhythm sets in, even the most mundane tasks become compelling tableaus of everyday life. However, for Lene, something hanging in the back of her mind will change the whole evening, and possibly the rest of her life. Blending music, comedy, and bittersweet moments, Klandt’s film is an offbeat love letter to music and to that corner bar that everyone knows; the place where you can truly be yourself.
Director Christian Klandt,
Producer, Martin Lischke
$12- / General Audiences
$10- / Seniors, Students
$8- / Cinematheque Members
$9.- / FoG Members (box office only)
- MUNICH FILM FESTIVAL, 2019 -German Cinema New Talent Award (Producer Prize)
was born in 1978 and studied Directing at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. He works as a screenwriter and director for film and theater. His award-winning debut film WELTSTADT screened at New York’s MoMA and his second feature LITTLE THIRTEEN
was pre-selected for the German Film Award. His films, which have screened at festivals around the world and won numerous awards, include SCHAUSTEINS LETZTER FILM
(2008), BUNDESKANZLER HONECKER
(2010), LITTLE THIRTEEN
(2016), and LEIF IN CONCERT VOL 2.