GERMAN CURRENTS FILM FESTIVAL RABIYE KURNAZ Vs. GEORGE W. BUSH

Photo: Andreas Hoefer © Pandora_Film Photo: Andreas Hoefer © Pandora_Film

Fri, 10/21/2022

19:00 - 21:30

Los Feliz 3 Theatre

GERMAN CURRENTS 2022 OPENING FILM

Presented on Friday, October 21st @ 7:00 PM as an in-person screening at the American Cinematheque's Los Feliz 3 Theatre. 

Admission is free with RSVP below.
Capacity is limited.
RSVP holders will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

All American Cinematheque screenings are Vaccinated-Only

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RSVP TO ATTEND | RABIYE KURNAZ Vs. GEORGE W. BUSH Germany/France (2022) 119 min. DCP Projection. German/English/Turkish w/ English Subtitles
Director: Andreas Dresen, Screenplay: Laila Stieler, Cast: Meltem Kaptan, Alexander Scheer, Charly Hübner, Abdullah Emre Öztürk, Producers: Claudia Steffen, Christoph Friedel, Production Company: Pandora Film Produktion

 
October 2001. Bremen, Germany. For Rabie Kurnaz (Kaptan), a loving wife and mother, her close-knit Turkish-German immigrant family is the center of her world. Shortly after her oldest son Murat (Öztürk) goes missing, the Kurnaz’ learn that he has been arrested in Pakistan, detained without trial and sent to the Guauntanomo Bay Detention Camp as a suspected terrorist.  Rabiye immediately springs into action, but soon finds herself alone and out of her depth. Things change for the dedicated, albeit impulsive and impatient Rabiye, when she finds Bernhard Docke (Scheer), a level-headed human rights lawyer, who takes on her case. Together, the two find themselves enmeshed in global politics as they battle for the release of her son, all the way to the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.  Veteran filmmaker Andreas Dresen skillfully directs Kaptan’s award-winning blend of drama and humor in her portrayal of the real Rabiye Kurnaz. Laila Stieler’s award-winning screenplay captures Kurnaz’ determination and dedication to her family and justice. 
 


SELECT AWARDS:
German Film Awards 2022:
Best Film (Silver),
Best Lead Actress (Meltem Kaptan),
Best Supporting Actor (Alexander Scheer). 
Berlinale 2022:
Guild Film Award
Best Screenpay -Silver
Best Lead Actress - Siver (Meltem Kaptan) 
Deutscher Schauspielpreis 2022: Dramatic Lead (Meltem Kaptan) 
Nationaler Friedenspreis des Deutschen Films – Die Brücke 2022

Andreas Dresen was born in 1963 in Gera, Germany and studied Directing at the "Konrad Wolf" University of Film & Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Since 1992, he works as a writer and director for film, TV and theater. A selection of his award-winning films includes: STILLES LAND (1992), NACHTGESTALTEN (1998), HALBE TREPPE (2001), WILLENBROCK (2004), SOMMER VORM BALKON (2005), WOLKE 9 (2008), HALT AUF FREIER STRECKE (2011), ALS WIR TRÄUMTEN (2015). THE LEGEND OF TIMM THALER (2017). GUNDERMANN (2018).
 
WORLD SALES
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The German Currents Film Festival is produced by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque in kind cooperation with the German Consulate General, and with the support of The Friends of Goethe, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the German Film Office, and media partners Deutsche Welle.


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