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ALMANYA: WELCOME TO GERMANY

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Wednesday, October 26th @ 7:30pm


Our fifth annual German Currents Showcase opens tonight with a screening of Turkish-German immigrant tale ALMANYA: WELCOME TO GERMANY, Official Selection of the Berlin International Film Festival 2011. Join us after the screening for a complimentary reception in the Egyptian's Courtyard for all ticket holders.

ALMANYA: WELCOME TO GERMANY
ALMANYA: WILLKOMMEN IN DEUTSCHLAND

2011, Concorde Filmverleih, 97 min, Germany, Dir: Yasemin Samdereli

Composed in parallel structure, this light-as-air and colorfully punchy comedy of manners focuses on generations of cultural misunderstandings inside a German-Turkish household. In contemporary Germany, patriarch Huseyin (Vedat Erincin) insists his entire family - including grown children and grandchildren - accompany him on a holiday to Turkey. In a flashback to 1964, young Huseyin arrives in Germany for the first time, with the unglamorous title of being the one-millionth-and-first guest worker in the country. As the film switches back and forth between the two time periods, a constantly amusing portrait of a family with multiple national identities - and multiply confused identities - winningly forms. Official selection of the Berlin International Film Festival 2011. In German with English subtitles.




 

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Foreign Films