Essential Cinema: The Days Between: A Brief Survey of the Berlin School


Directed by Maren Ade

Germany, 2009, 1h 59min, 35mm, In German with English subtitles

Essential Cinema  The Days Between: A Brief Survey of the Berlin School

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

“A sublime, subtle, and masterfully handled portrait of the dynamics of a young couple.”
New York Magazine

“Provocatively titled, superbly performed, emotionally graphic.”
The Village Voice

“Immediately striking… richly and provocatively detailed, featuring two staggeringly committed and concentrated lead performances. For many, watching the film is to watch the emergence of a very particular and potentially galvanic cinematic talent.”
LA Times

Oscillating between love and cruelty, Chris (Lars Eidinger) and Gatti (Birgit Minichmayr, winner of a Silver Bear at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival) are in love, perhaps, in this incisive look at a young couple pushed to the edge while vacationing in the Mediterranean. Every bit as caustic as director Maren Ade’s later international smash hit, TONI ERDMANN, EVERYONE ELSE marked the arrival of a new generation of Berlin School filmmakers. In 35mm. Free Member Monday—free admission for all AFS members on October 30.