KOCHI:Cochin Arts and Communication (CAC) is organising a month long German Film Festival at CAC Hall in Kochi. The films will be screened on every Friday at 6.30 pm starting from August 7. The movie ‘Amour fou’ directed by Jessica Hausner will be screened this Friday. ‘Amour fou’ is set in Berlin. It tells the story of young poet Heinrich who wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his skeptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. It is whilst coming to terms with this refusal, ineffably distressed by his cousin’s insensitivity to the depth of his feelings, that Heinrich meets Henriette, the wife of a business acquaintance. Heinrich’s subsequent offer to the beguiling young woman at first holds scant appeal, which is until Henriette discovers she is suffering from a terminal illness.
Fatih Akin’s 2014 film ‘The Cut’ will be screened on August 14. It tells the story of a man who survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.
Director Jim Jarmusch’s movie ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ will be exhibited as part of the festival on August 21. The film tells the story of a depressed musician who reunites with his lover, though their romance - which has already endured several centuries - is disrupted by the arrival of uncontrollable younger sister.
The film ‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence’ directed by Roy Andersson is the concluding movie of the festival. It tells the story of Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, who embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurd episodes.