TOGETHER ALONE: DISTANT + A COFFEE IN BERLIN15

TOGETHER ALONE: DISTANT + A COFFEE IN BERLIN

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TOGETHER ALONE


“If you are lonely when you are alone, then you are in bad company”

- Jean-Paul Sartre


Curated by Octavian Dancila as part of the Programming and Curation MA at the National Film and Television School, TOGETHER ALONE is a season of four absorbing, thought-provoking films exploring solitude from different, and often surprising perspectives. There is a double bill each afternoon together with introductions, a panel discussion and a live spoken word performance by British/Ghanaian poet Miss Yankey.


Discover more at https://togetheralone2.com




Sunday October 27 at 13.00:


DISTANT (Uzak) (110 mins)

Turkey 2002

Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Subtitled

Mehmet Emin Toprak, Muzaffer Özdemir.


Internationally acclaimed director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's 2002 film touches the distance between past and present in everyone’s life.


An Istanbul photographer who is haunted by the feeling that the gap between his life and his ideals is growing finds himself obliged to put up a young relative who has left his village, wants to go abroad and is looking for a job on a ship.


+ at 16.00


A COFFEE IN BERLIN (Oh, Boy!) (86 mins)

Germany 2013

Dir.: Jan Ole Gerster

Subtitled

Tom Schilling, Friederike Kempter


Looking for that timeless feeling, Jan Ole Gerster's bold directorial debut is a road movie inside Berlin shot in glorious black and white and was the winner of Best European Film 2013


An aimless university dropout attempts to make sense of life as he spends one fateful day wandering the streets of Berlin. That day everything changes, and Niko is forced to confront the consequences of his inaction. His girlfriend ends their relationship, his father cuts off his allowance and a psychiatrist confirms his 'emotional imbalance’.