Tag Archives: Laura Tonke

Rudolf Thome – Just Married (1998)

Frangipani and Friedrich wrestle with the vagaries of married life, while also trying to preserve their own individual personalities. Frangipani’s primary concern, however, is with Friedrich’s job. She’s jealous of the attention he pays to it. Read More »

Michael Klier – Ostkreuz (1991)

In Ostkreuz (1991), Michael Klier tells the episodic story of 15-year-old Elfie, who literally and metaphorically inhabits a no-man’s-land between the two Germanys during the Wende, and deploys a neorealist aesthetic to reinforce the difficulties confronting the girl, and by inference, Germany. (Filmgalerie 451) Read More »

Tatjana Turanskyj – Eine flexible Frau AKA The Drifters (2010)

Greta: 40, an architect, mother of a 12-year-old son, separated from her husband, recently unemployed. She starts working in a call center but is soon dismissed once again. She does everything in her power to keep hanging on in there, starts drinking and drifts through the city, torn between the pressure to confirm and the spirit of contradiction. Read More »