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Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 7:00pm
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles CA 90036
Info: +1 323 5253388 or Info@losangeles.goethe.org
Writer-Director: Maren Ade, Germany, 2009, 124 min. German with English subtitles, digital. Starring: Birgit Minichmayr, Lars Eidinger, Nicole Marischka, Hans-Jochen Wagner
Maren Ade’s second feature film focuses on Gitti (Minichmayr) and Chris (Eidinger), a young couple in their early 30’s who are battling their way through a holiday of secluded togetherness, as a seemingly unimportant event – an encounter with another couple – serves to destabilize their relationship.
Not only is the other couple more successful, the two also manage to conceal conventional gender roles beneath a modern façade. Taking a leaf out of the other couple′s book, Chris begins to show his strong-willed girlfriend who′s boss, ultimately shaking Gitti’s faith in their relationship. Although she attempts to conform to Chris’ new ideal, what begins as a playful experiment with a new role soon turns into a quiet struggle with her own personality.
Ade’s film is an intimate portrait of two people as they can only be when alone: their secret rituals, their silliness, their unfulfilled dreams and their power struggles, offering a subtly humorous, cruelly meticulous study of the contradictory desires of a couple searching for their own identity. EVERYONE ELSE is an intimate love story that plunges into the depths of a relationship and reflects the emotional disorientation of an entire generation.
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