From July 3rd until July 15th, Film Series patrons can rent Bungalow. A key text of the Berlin School film movement of the early 2000s, which movement pushed filmmakers like Maren Ade, Christian Petzold, and Angela Schanelec to the international foreground, Ulrich Köhler's Bungalow is a character piece about a young man who goes AWOL from the German Army for no discernable reason other than that he's young and rudderless. For lack of anywhere else to go, our lead Paul returns to his childhood home where he tries to reconnect with his ex before pivoting to lusting after his older brother's wannabe actress girlfriend Lene. Originally released in Germany in 2002 and newly restored in 4K, Bungalow is a compelling look at youthful ennui.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020