KINO! Film Salon: A Coffee in Berlin
KINO! Film Salon is a monthly online film club to discuss German film.
How it works: Each month we choose a German film or series currently available to stream on U.S. platforms, watch it independently, and come together for a hosted conversation with other fans of German film.
In our December session we will discuss A Coffee in Berlin (2012). Jan-Ole Gerster’s debut feature is an instant charmer, charting an eventful day in the life of Niko, a hapless university dropout. With disarming simplicity, we follow Niko as he navigates the petty challenges of everyday life…or at least his own brand of everyday life. A Coffee in Berlin sparkles with wry, vivacious energy, recalling early Jim Jarmusch and the more eccentric side of the Nouvelle Vague. Abetted by idiosyncratic performances and a jazzy score that underpins a surprising pathos, it’s a film of modest ambition that manages to speak volumes.
Hosted by Jim Kolmar
Jim programs for SXSW and Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, and was a founding committee member of Festival Internacional de Cine Tulum (FICTU). He has participated in numerous international festival juries, panels, and committees.
KINO! Film Salon is a production of Telescope Film, in partnership with the German Film Office.
Dir. Jan-Ole Gerster
With Tom Schilling, Friederike Kempter, Marc Hosemann, Justus von Dohnányi, Michael Gwisde