KINO! Film Salon: All Quiet on the Western Front
KINO! Film Salon is a monthly online club to discuss films from Germany.
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 first session in 2023 we will discuss Edward Berger’s ambitious film All Quiet on the Western Front, a gripping, visceral exploration of the waning days of World War I. Based on Erich Maria Remarque’s seminal novel, the film depicts a side of the conflict we rarely see, following a young German soldier as he plunges ever deeper into the trenches of war, both literally and metaphorically. The film’s great strength lies in its careful balance of personal experience, with the wider ramifications of a devastating war that still resonate today. All Quiet on the Western Front is a vivid, indelible experience. A Netflix release, the film is Germany’s official entry for an Academy Award in the category Best International Feature Film and has been shortlisted for nomination.
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.
Im Westen nichts Neues
Dir. Edward Berger
Germany/United States, 2022
With Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Daniel Brühl, Devid Strieso