In our Monthly Film Series, we will show a variety of GERMAN or GERMAN language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, audiences will now have a chance to see these films on a regular basis at the CLINTON STREET THEATER. (Children movies will be playing on Sunday afternoons – please check our website.) All films are with English subtitles.
WED. February 7, 2018 – 7:00 PM (this is the FIRST week in Feb.)
105 min / In German, with English Subtitles
Director: Johannes Schmid
Cast: Odine Johne, Stephan Kampwirth, Sonja Baum, Walter Hess, Berit Karla Menze, Oliver Bürgin
The non-fiction author Walter falls for the physics student Agnes. He is fascinated by her extreme attitude towards life and her reserved appearance, which is quite the opposite of his quiet and regular life. When Agnes encourages him to follow his passion for writing fiction, he starts to work on a book, a portrait of how he sees her.
The fictional story and their real love story mutually reinforce one another. They experience wonderfully
careless days. As Walter starts writing about the future, Agnes becomes his creation. He is irritated, however, because Agnes follows the picture he draws of her in real life. Initially, this game with fire ignites their passion – until he realises that she lives in the fiction and not in reality. Events turn over, and Walter discovers that there can only be one ending to the story – but this ending could cost their relationship and even Agnes’ life.
A film based on the famous book by Swiss writer Peter Stamm, which was translated into more than 20 languages.
Festivals / Awards
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2016 – World Premiere
Max Ophüls Preis, Germany – The Best Up-and-coming Actress
Aye Aye FF Nancy, France
Festival Augenblick, Strasbourg, France
Cork Film Festival, Irland
ZOOM FESTIVAL (TV) Igualada, Spain