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Philip Gröning – Mein Bruder heißt Robert und ist ein Idiot AKA My Brother’s Name Is Robert and He Is an Idiot (2018) (HD)

Synopsis
Robert and Elena are twins entangled in a tale of puberty, philosophy and sexuality.

Gröning’s screenplay centers on a brother and sister, Robert and Elena, 19-year-old twins, who spend one summer’s weekend at a petrol station out in the countryside cramming for Elena’s final exam in Philosophy. Read More »

Philip Gröning – Die Frau des Polizisten AKA The Police Officer’s Wife (2013)

Quote:
The pursuit of truth is a demand that cannot be fulfilled through seeing alone. An encounter with cinema resides through a locale of turbulent openings that allow a mental space for future thought still to be developed. Our very idea of narrative enjoyment is a misnomer, a cul­-de-­sac that needn’t answer anything other than enjoyment. Yet there exists an avenue where the idea of enjoyment is something only to be savoured retrospectively; the experience of this achievement is of the moment – painful, meditative and transcendental. Philip Gröning’s The Police Officer’s Wife (2013) arrives burdened by existing on its own terms, a film experienced but not particularly enjoyed by most at Venice last year. Read More »