Self-critisism of a bourgeois dog (D, 2017, Julian Radlmaier)

Isn’t it oh so hard to make a true communist movie?! Sure, it is. Julian Radlmaier (”Ein proletarisches Wintermärchen”) knows about these things and will show us—in an honest and self-questioning way—his struggles with trying and trying and trying to be a political filmmaker in his newest film with the beautiful and telling title “Self-Criticism of a Bourgeois Dog“ on April 12 at Luru Kino at the Spinnerei. Despite all the vanity of art, this is still a really humorous film. Trust us!

Read more about the film and find the trailer below.

Director Julian Radlmaier and producer Kirill Krasovski will be present.

Self-critisism of a bourgeois dog

GER 2017, D: Julian Radlmaier, A: Julian Radlmaier, Deragh Campbell,
Kyung-Taek Lie, Beniamin Forti, 99’, OV/English subtitles, DCP

Julian, young and unsuccessful, pretends to study the everyday realities of
the working masses for his new film project, but actually wants to go
to bed with Camille only. Thus, what a happy chance that the young Canadian actually moves to the wasteland of Brandenburg with him! Is this the beginning of a proletarian summer’s tale? First doubts arise while picking apples under the relentless yoke of thoroughbred capitalist Elfriede Gottfried. Besides Camille’s persistent indifference, he is especially bothered by the Georgian assertiveness of fellow team member Zurab. Fortunately however, there is friendship (Sancho & Hong) and miracles (Franz von Assisi?). When the picturing of a more just and freer society dashes against the discord of exploitees and a reawakening of feudal nobility (a marsh along mountain chains…), Julian escapes back to his hotspot neighborhood, while Camille, Hong, Sancho and the monk decide to follow the signs and go out into the world. Italy in this case, land of the last utopia. In his graduation film at Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb), Julian Radlmaier  addresses himself to major issues: faith, love, cinema and communism. Apart from being nonchalant and colourful, his film is most notably a piece of playful self-irony: “Thank God that everything was merely a film.”

12 April, 8pm – Luru Kino at the Spinnerei – € 6,5 / 5,5 (red.)