German Cinema in the Crossroads
As part Wunderbar Together: Year of German-American Friendship
, Goethe Pop Up Kansas City invites everyone to discover contemporary German cinema. Each film will be shown in German with English subtitles.
Join us this week for a screening of Maren Ade’s acclaimed film Toni Erdmann
, winner of five European Film Awards including Best Picture and nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.
Germany, Austria, Monaco, Romania | France | Switzerland 2016, 162 min
Written and Directed by:
Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn
Hardworking Ines reluctantly agrees to spend time with her estranged father when he unexpectedly reenters her life. Disguised in a tacky suit, wig, and fake teeth, Ines' father Winfried barges into her professional life pretending to be "Toni Erdmann" her CEO's life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn’t hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all.
Source: Sony Pictures
The Pop Up Film Haus
is part of the project Wunderbar: A Celebration of German Film
. From Beloved Sisters
to A Coffee in Berlin
and Young Goethe in Love
, from The Blue Angel
to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
- we are celebrating German-American friendship with our partner Kanopy by bringing 48 German films to your screens.