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New German Cinema - November 4-6, 2011

October 19, 2011

  • Vincent Will Meer
    Vincent Will Meer
  • Lila Lila
    Lila Lila
  • The Poll Diaries
    The Poll Diaries

Portland Art Museum

Northwest Film Center and Zeitgeist Northwest present
Three Portland Premiers
New German Cinema

 November 4-6, 2011 at the Whitsell Auditorium/Portland Art Museum



Opening night: Friday November 4, 7pm:

Vincent will Meer
(Vincent wants to sea)
Germany 2010, by Ralf Hüttner
Genre: Comedy-Drama
German Film Awards 2011: best picture
Starring Florian David Fitz, Karoline Herfurth, Heino Ferch

Intro by : Therese Augst, Ph.D. , Assistant Professor of German, Lewis & Clark College, Portland Oregon

A charming comedy about the search for happiness and self- discovery along the way. VINCENT tells the story of a 27 year-old man suffering from Tourette Syndrome. When Vincent experiences the trauma of his mother’s death, his self interested politician father drops him off at a rehab clinic to get him out of the way. There he meets obsessive-compulsive Alex and anorexic Marie. They escape together and go on a journey to the Italian sea to spread his mother’s ashes.


Saturday November 5, 7pm

LILA LILA (My words, my lies – my love)
Germany 2009, By Alain Gsponer
Genre: Comedy
Awards: Best Narrative Feature Minneapolis - St. Paul 2011
Starring Daniel Brühl, Hannah Herzsprung, Henry Hü̈bchen


Sunday November 6, 4pm

POLL (The Poll Diaries)
Germany 2010, By Chris Kraus
Genre: Drama
German Film Awards 2011: best actor in a supporting role: Richy Mü̈ller, best camerawork: Daniela Knapp, best art direction: Silke Buhr and
best costume design: Gioia Raspé
Starring Paula Beer, Edgar Selge, Tambet Tuisk, Richy Mü̈ller

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