Los Angeles CA – FILM – Stepan Altrichter’s SCHMITKE

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Start Date: June 14, 2017
End Date: June 14, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Location: 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 7:00pm
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles CA 90036
Info: +1 323 5253388 or Info@losangeles.goethe.org

Director: Stepan Altrichter. Screenplay: Jan Fusek, Tomás Koncinsky, Stepan Altrichter. Germany/Czech Republic (2014), 94 min. Cast:Peter Kurth, Johann Jürgens, Helena Dvořáková, Jakub Žáček, Petr Vršek, Lana Cooper

Like his once state-of-the-art “C 174” wind turbine, 57 year-old German engineer Julius Schmitke (Peter Kurth) is past his prime. No longer models of efficiency both creak and groan under the strain of their daily duties. A man of few words, Schmitke leads a banal, solitary life, but, intrigued by reports of a hermit, known as the “Bear-Man” found living alone in the woods, Schmitke begins to dream of deep, dark forests.

When a model C 174 breaks down outside a small Czech town on the German border, Schmitke and his slacker subordinate Gruber are sent to repair it. Here, the engineers encounter an odd assortment of townspeople, and the undeniable allure and danger of the impenetrable Ore Mountain forest. The next day, Gruber mysteriously vanishes and Schmitke is drawn to the woods.

Katharina Grischkowski’s extraordinary sound design contrasts the creaking of the C 174 with the eerie stillness of the forest, heightening the surreal atmosphere provided by Christian Pirjol’s haunting cinematography. Altrichter deftly balances the bizarre and the beautiful in this desolate, deadpan, comic mystery.

SELECT AWARDS:

-Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2015: FIPRESCI-German Critic’s award, BEST MUSIK/SOUND

-FilmFestival Cottbus 2014: Best Debütfilm

Presented with the support of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles

 

$1 validated parking (for events only) on weekdays after 6:00 pm and all day on weekends in the Wilshire Courtyard West underground garage-P1.

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Organized by :  Goethe-Institut Los Angeles Organizer's Address : 5750 Wilshire Blvd Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90036 Website : https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/sta/los/ver.cfm?

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Free admission with RSVP via this Eventbrite link

RSVP via Eventbrite

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 7:00pm 
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles CA 90036
Info: +1 323 5253388 or Info@losangeles.goethe.org

Event categories: Screening.

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