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Oct-Dec 2010 Screenings

Fri 8 Oct 2010
MicMacs
(Mic Macs - A Tire L'Arigot)


Fri 22 Oct 2010
His and Hers


Fri 5 Nov 2010
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The
(Män som hatar kvinnor)


Fri 19 Nov 2010
Last Night As I Lay Dreaming
(A tribute to Robbie McMahon of SpancilHill)


Fri 3 Dec 2010
Machan


Fri 17 Dec 2010
The Snowman


Goodbye Lenin

2003 - Wolfgang Becker - 123 - Germany

Fri 22 Oct 2004 at 8.30pm
Astor Cinema, Scariff

Midnight Court Rating: 3.9 (10 votes)

Storyline: The year is 1989 and East and West Germany are still divided. Alex and his sister, Ariane live in East Germany with their single mother, Christiane who is a staunch Socialist. When Alex’s mother witnesses his arrest on a protest march, she suffers a heart attack and falls into a coma for eight months just enough time for the Berlin wall to come tumbling down along with all of East Germany’s ideals. Eight months later, Christiane wakes up and things have changed. The doctors warn Alex that any shock could bring on a fatal heart attack and he realizes that he must convince his mother that her beloved Communism has not been overthrown. All traces of “the evil West” must be hidden; his sister’s Burger King uniform, all their recently acquired modern furniture and food. How long can Alex keep up the charade? With Coca-Cola posters and Car Showrooms on their doorstep, surely it’s only a matter of time.

Wolfgang Becker was born in Hemer in the former West Germany. He studied German and American history and literature at Berlin’s Free University, then attended the German Film and Television Academy, where his thesis project, Butterflies (87), received a Student Academy Award®. His acclaimed television drama, “Child’s Play” (92), won the 1993 German Film Critics’ Award for Best Feature Film. In 1994, Becker co-founded X Filme Creative Pool with Stefan Arndt, Tom Tykwer and Dani Levy. His features include Life Is All You Get (97) and Good Bye, Lenin! (03). “Funny, moving, charming and original.” - Empire

“A movie that’ll have you giving up your deckchair with a big smile.” - Total Film

“The jolliest, most wryly perceptive movie of the summer...it’s terrific.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Winner - 9 Lolas (Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Direction, Best Editing, Best Music, Best Production Design, Best Feature Film, Best Actor of the Year / Germany Film Awards
Winner - Best Screenplay / Berlin Film Festival
Winner - Audience Award / Berlin Film Festival
Winner - Best film, Best actor. Best actress, Best screenplay / European Film Awards
Winner - Jameson People’s Choice Awards 2003
Winner - Best non-American Film / Bodil Awards 2004 (Danish Film Critics)


Genre: Comedy

Verdicts from the Midnight Court

Previous Screenings

Fri 10 Jun 2005
Hero


Fri 3 Jun 2005
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster


Fri 27 May 2005
Since Otar Left


Fri 20 May 2005
Old Boy


Fri 13 May 2005
The Motorcycle Diaries


Fri 6 May 2005
The Return


Fri 29 Apr 2005
Valentin


Fri 22 Apr 2005
Uzak
(Distant)


Fri 15 Apr 2005
American Splendor


Sat 9 Apr 2005
Ae Fond Kiss


Sat 12 Mar 2005
EXTRA The Story of the Weeping Camel


Fri 11 Mar 2005
The Story of the Weeping Camel


Fri 25 Feb 2005
Fahrenheit 9/11


Fri 11 Feb 2005
Bad Education


Fri 28 Jan 2005
The Station Agent


Thu 13 Jan 2005
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring


Fri 10 Dec 2004
Lost In Translation


Fri 3 Dec 2004
Wilbur
(Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself)


Fri 26 Nov 2004
Respiro


Fri 19 Nov 2004
Raising Victor Vargas


Fri 12 Nov 2004
Far From Heaven


Fri 5 Nov 2004
Together With You


Fri 29 Oct 2004
Capturing The Friedmans


Fri 22 Oct 2004
Goodbye Lenin


Fri 15 Oct 2004
Mother, The


Fri 8 Oct 2004
Spellbound


Fri 1 Oct 2004
Death In Venice
(Morte a Venezia)


Fri 24 Sep 2004
Noi Albinoi


Fri 17 Sep 2004
Barbarian Invasions
(Les Invasions Barbares)


Fri 10 Sep 2004
Amandla ! A revolution in 4 part harmony


Fri 12 Dec 2003
City Of God (2)


Fri 28 Nov 2003
8 Women


Fri 14 Nov 2003
Nine Queens


Sat 1 Nov 2003
Documentary festival


Fri 17 Oct 2003
Divine Intervention


Fri 3 Oct 2003
Talk To Her


Fri 19 Sep 2003
Italian For Beginners


Fri 4 Apr 2003
No Mans Land


Fri 21 Mar 2003
Sex and Lucia
(Lucia Y El Sexo)


Fri 7 Mar 2003
Divided We Fall


Fri 7 Feb 2003
The Closet
(Le Placard)


Fri 24 Jan 2003
Salaam Bombay


Fri 10 Jan 2003
Y Tu Mama Tambien
(And Your Mother Too)


Fri 13 Dec 2002
Lagaan, Once Upon A Time In India


Fri 29 Nov 2002
George Washington


Fri 15 Nov 2002
The Taste of Others
(Le Goût Des Autres)


Fri 1 Nov 2002
The Devil's Backbone
(El Espinazo del Diablo)


Fri 18 Oct 2002
The Princess and The Warrior


Fri 4 Oct 2002
Aimée et Jaguar


Fri 20 Sep 2002
Kolya


Fri 6 Sep 2002
Monsoon Wedding


Wed 29 May 2002
Puckoon


Fri 22 Mar 2002
Amelie


Fri 8 Mar 2002
Tears of the Black Tiger


Fri 22 Feb 2002
Matador


Fri 25 Jan 2002
The Dish


Fri 18 Jan 2002
Together


Thu 16 Dec 1999
Antonia’s Line


Thu 9 Dec 1999
Feng Yue
(Temptress Moon)


Thu 25 Nov 1999
Life is Beautiful


Thu 11 Nov 1999
The Sweet Hereafter


Thu 28 Oct 1999
Short Cuts


Thu 14 Oct 1999
Delicatessen