27 Mar Me and Kaminski by Wolfgang Becker
In cooperation with the Goethe-Zentrum in Tirana
Ich und Kaminski – Me and Kaminski
Directed by Wolfgang Becker
120 min – 2015
In German with English subtitles
Young journalist Sebastian Zöllner is writing an article on artist Manuel Kaminski. Zöllner hopes that Kaminski dies soon, so that he can cash in on his article.
Cast: Daniel Brühl, Jesper Christensen, Amira Casar, Denis Lavant, Jördis Triebel, Geraldine Chaplin, Jan Decleir…
Synopsis: Germany in the 90s: Art critic Sebastian Zöllner is on the hunt for glory. He wants to write a tell-all book about Manuel Kaminski, a once prominent, now almost forgotten painter, pupil of Matisse and friend of Picasso, who’s retreated to a chalet in Graubünden and has long been blind. Zöllner tracks him down, unscrupulously invades his life, steals some of his late paintings, and entices him to travel to Belgium, where Kamiski’s childhood sweetheart Theresa, who’s long been assumed dead, is thought to live. On the way, Zöllner begins to suspect that the old man might have the advantage over him.
In cooperation with the Goethe Institute, the Goethe-Zentrum in Tirana and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Albania, in the frame of the German Thursday Films program for academic year 2018-2019.