February 9th to 11th | 21:00
Location: Municipal Library of Lagos
Org.: CM Lagos / Goethe-Institut Portugal
Class. age: M12
Free participation, but subject to room capacity limit. Pre-registration by calling 282 767 816, the Library’s Facebook page or email Biblioteca@cm-lagos.pt
Every year KINO – Mostra de Cinema de Expressão Alemã presents productions from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg that stood out in major international festivals, as well as the first works of promising directors from these countries. The films will be subtitled in Portuguese.
February 9 – “Eye to Eye – A History of German Cinema”, by Michael Althen & Hans-Helmut Prinzler (Germany, 2008, ‘106m)
This is no longer a documentary about the history of cinema, but rather a film about the love of cinema, a voyage of discovery through 100 years of films made in Germany or a journey through the history of German cinema. Ten people connected to the cinema (Michael Ballhaus, Doris Dörrie, Andreas Dresen, Dominik Graf, Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Caroline Link, Christian Petzold, Tom Tykwer, Wim Wenders and Hanns Zischler) remember their favorite films of all time. The ten declarations of love are deepened by five special films: Berlin in the cinema; Cinema in National Socialism, Cinema in the GDR, A filmed trip through Germany. And he asks: what is German in German cinema? Finally, six thematic films are made: Men’s eyes, Women’s eyes, Kisses, Screams, Smoking, Calling – all of them taken from the History of German cinema.
February 10 – “Nico”, by Eline Gehring (Germany, 2021, ’79m). With Sara Fazilat, Sara Klimoska, Javeh Asefdjah, Andreas Marquardt and Brigitte Kramer
Nico, a self-assured and cheerful half-Persian half-German girl, enjoys the summer in Berlin until she is the victim of a racist attack. Suddenly, her carefree everyday life is upended. Nico realizes that her situation is not as obvious as she thought. Haunted by flashbacks of the horrific attack, Nico withdraws deeper and deeper into herself. She feels that things cannot go on like this and turns to Andy, a karate champion, for help. With him, she begins a tough training program that should help her channel her anger and discover new strength in herself. However, at the same time, she loses contact with herself and her old life. When Nico ends up meeting Ronny, a Macedonian woman, they develop a strong bond that makes Nico rethink the chosen path.
February 11 – “Commitment Phobia”, by Helena Hufnagel (Germany, 2021, ’84m). With Frederick Lau, Luise Heyer and Henriette Confurius
Tim has a “problem” like most singles of his generation: he is supposedly incapable of intercourse. But he only uses that status to justify his lifestyle. After the first few dates, he stops contacting interested parties and prefers to move on to another woman, who we hope also looks like his profile picture. But when he falls in love with his own female mirror image, Ghost, he suddenly finds himself on another side of relationship hell. Though Tim still thinks he’s being extremely clever with her advances, he’s already been caught in Ghost’s web. But Ghost doesn’t have any desire to bond with a romantic Tim.