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V23_Roter Himmel
V23_Roter Himmel
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Roter Himmel

Afire
Christian Petzold
Germany 2023
103 min
OmeU + VI & OV w/ EN subtitles
V'23

Comedy was missing from the many genres that Christian Petzold has played with over the years. ROTER HIMMEL fills this lacuna and sees him pay homage to Éric Rohmer: summer, youth, indolent days, amorous entanglements, embattled egos. Thomas Schubert gives a terrific performance as the pompous Leon, a writer struggling to finish his second novel. An intended work retreat with a friend at a house by the Baltic Sea is sabotaged by the unexpected presence of Nadja (Paula Beer, now firmly established as the director’s muse). Irritation quickly turns into attraction and Petzold has a lot of fun deflating the pretensions of his puffed-up writer once Nadja’s nightly caller is revealed to be a hunky lifeguard who then joins the group, stoking Leon’s insecurity. Club Sandwich might sound like a ridiculous title for Leon’s novel but let’s not forget that Petzold’s second film was called CUBA LIBRE. Through this alter ego, Petzold looks back at his own artistic coming-of-age. As the forest fires reported on the news draw ever nearer to the young people’s idyll, the lightheartedness of the film’s beginning gives way to a more solemn reflection on creativity and its relation to the world around us. (Giovanni Marchini Camia)

In the presence of Christian Petzold, Langston Uibel and on the 21st of October Thomas Schubert.

AUDIO DESCRIPTION FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE
Audio description will be provided for the screenings on Oct. 21, 6 pm, Gartenbaukino and Oct. 22, 8.45 pm, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus. More info here.

Christian Petzold: DIE INNERE SICHERHEIT (2000), TOTER MANN (2001), WOLFS-BURG (2003), GESPENSTER (2005), YELLA (2007), JERICHOW (2008), BARBARA (2012), PHOENIX (2014), TRANSIT (2018), UNDINE (2020)

Credits
  • Thomas Schubert
  • Paula Beer
  • Langston Uibel
  • Enno Trebs
  • Matthias Brandt
  • Christian Petzold
  • Hans Fromm
  • Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
  • Bettina Böhler
  • Kade Gruber
Schramm Film Koerner Weber Kaiser

The Match Factory

Stadtkino Filmverleih
DCP
Farbe
Sat 21 Oct
18:00
Gartenbaukino
OmeU + VI
iCal
Sun 22 Oct
20:45
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
OV w/ EN subtitles
iCal
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