Movie Night Red Cabbage and Blue Cabbage (Rotkohl und Blaukraut )

Rotkohl und Blaukraut © Goethe-Institut

Fri, 02/23/2018

Goethe-Institut Washington

1990 K Street NW, Suite 03
(Entrance on 20th Street NW, lower level)
Washington, DC 20006

Germany, 2011, color, 50 min., German with English subtitles, Director: Anna Hepp

Ordinarily, the subject of married couples from different cultural and religious backgrounds is only depicted when there is some dramatic crisis afoot. Anna Hepp portrays quite the opposite in this documentary. Her “Turkish-German family portrait” focuses on the architect Jens Ulrich Möller and his wife Özen Simsir. Were it not for their dual heritage, both families would lead completely normal middle-class lives. However, their differences do not lead to conflicts; rather it enriches both their lives.