erna at war
It’s 1918 and the First World War is in its final throes. All available forces are mobilized across the German Empire — even among the Danish-speaking population of southern Jutland, where Erna and her teenage son, Kalle, lead a quiet, unassuming life. This tranquility is abruptly shattered when the village constable knocks on their door to draft Kalle into military service. Erna is determined not to abandon her son to his fate. Without further ado, she sneaks into the army in disguise and under an assumed name. She wants to save Kalle, no matter the cost. By squarely focusing on its courageous female protagonist, impressively embodied by Trine Dyrholm, this film takes an unusual look at the turmoil of the First World War.
ERNA AT WAR: July 10, 4 p.m., Gloria Palast & July 10, 9:15 p.m., Maffeihof in den Fünf Höfen.
Q&A with actress Trine Dyrholm & director Henrik Ruben Genz
Frankie, in her early 20s, lives on Hollywood Boulevard. She and her best friend work at a run-down comedy club, but she is still searching for her place in life. She wants to do something meaningful. But what does that mean in an age governed by Internet narcissism and compulsory self-promotion? A chance encounter with a mysterious urban survivalist gives her an idea that catapults her into the turbulent world of self-absorbed Internet celebrities. In her second feature-length film, director Gia Coppola creates the nostalgic, cynical portrayal of an influencer’s dream (or nightmare) that takes on a life of its own. Somewhere between American indie and social-media aesthetics, she artfully steers Maya Hawke, Andrew Garfield, and Nat Wolff through the garishly grotesque nuttiness of the online world.
MAINSTREAM: July 10, 5 p.m., ASTOR Filmlounge im ARRI & July 10 9:15 p.m., Kino, Mond & Sterne
Q&A with director Gia Coppola
the allegation, episodes 1-3
A judicial scandal erupts in the fictional small town of Ottern when a pediatrician discovers evidence that a girl has been raped. Twenty-six local residents are charged with abuse and involvement in a child pornography ring. Some individuals argue forcefully for the reinstatement of the death penalty as accusations fly back and forth. The screenplay for this series, written by author and former criminal defense lawyer Ferdinand von Schirach, was inspired by a series of trials held in Worms, Germany, in the 1990s. As an experiment, he transposes the horrifying events of that time to the present day, which not least means questioning the state of the increasingly polarized society we live in today. The first three episodes of the series will have their world premiere at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN.
THE ALLEGATION: July 10, 5 p.m., Kino am Olympiasee.