Film Screening


Film still with Marion Kracht: Sleep

07/28/2021, 8:00pm: Doors open, 9:00pm: Film begins

The Old American Can Factory

232 Third Street
11215 Brooklyn


Language: German with English subtitles
Price: Free admission Registration required

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The German Film Office and Rooftop Films present an outdoor screening of the film Sleep by Michael Venus.

Dreams and reality collide in this ambitious, unsettling psychological thriller that tackles the horrors of Germany’s past using folklore and fairytale imagery. Director-writer Michael Venus describes his feature debut as “an antithesis of the German Heimatfilm.” A flight attendant (a game Sandra Hüller of Toni Erdmann fame) suffers a breakdown after experiencing demonic nightmares. Her resourceful daughter (Gro Swantje Kohlhof, from the zombie flick Ever After) visits the village of Stainbach where her comatose mother lies hospitalized, and gradually unearths their sinister family history as well as an assembly of Nazi sympathizers. Amie Simon from I Love Splatter calls it “a delirious and delicious supernatural mystery with a creepy patriarchal cult wrapper.”–Alissa Simon for KINO! Germany Now
This screening wraps up the current edition of our KINO! Germany Now film package. Stay tuned for more.
Dir. Michael Venus
With Gro Swantje Kohlhof, Sandra Hüller, August Schmölzer, Marion Kracht, Max Hubacher
Germany, 2020
100 minutes