KINO! Film Salon: The Lives of Others
Price: Free admission
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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 March session we will discuss Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s The Lives of Others, a remarkable debut feature that won the 2007 Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. This deeply intelligent, gripping film upends conventional expectations of the espionage thriller while cementing its place as a true modern classic of the genre. A masterclass in mood and atmosphere, this portrait of a morally conflicted Stasi officer in 1980s East Berlin remains one of the most startling first features in German film history.
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.
Das Leben der Anderen
Dir. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
With Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur