This year's selection of German films treat both history and incisive family psychology with subtle elegance.
World War II is, not surprisingly, once again in the firing line with this year's German selection. In the charismatic and breakneck action film, 'Hotel Lux', a critic of Hitler flees to Moscow and falls in the hands of Stalin. Nail-bitingly breathtaking and different it is, to watch the young boy, in '4 Days in May', play a dangerous, double game between a German regiment and a handful of Soviet soldiers.
There is also news from a couple of familiar names. The director behind 'The Edukators', Hans Weingartner, is back with 'Hut in the Woods', about the homeless and mentally unstable Martin, who moves out into the forest. Hans-Christian Schmid reveals ghastly secrets in the family tragedy, 'Home for the Weekend'.
A whole day respectfully reserved for German films.
On Sunday, April 22nd, we are showing three German films in Dagmar: 'Hut in the Woods' (16:30), the New Talent Grand PIX-nominee, 'Reported Missing' (19.00) and 'Home for the Weekend' (21.30).
There will be guests at a couple of these films.
(Read more at www.cphpix.dk, which is updated continuously)
The German Day is arranged in collaboration with, and support from Goethe Institut Kopenhagen and German Films.
The German Embassy are generously providing beer and salt pretzels between the last two screenings (ca. 21.00)