Tom Tykwer at IFFR
Hyper-realistic portrait of isolated woman spiced with black humour.
A village community in the snow is put to the test by a car crash with a youthful victim. A refined screenplay about the deeds and motives of four important characters. Chosen by Hans Beerekamp, NRC.
Swinging comedy. Three ingenious variations on the same story. Lola gets twenty minutes to save her boyfriend's life. How will she get a load of money so fast? She'll have to run.
During a night on the town in Hamburg, three friends try to get used to the fact that one of them is leaving. Also saying farewell to a way of life. Adulthood looms. From the stable of Tom 'Lola rennt' Twyker.
Der Krieger und die Kaiserin
Dreamy nurse is saved by a rudderless fugitive. Subdued, beautifully designed love story about chance and fate.
Das Herz ist ein dunkler Wald
Modern Medea with superior acting. Nina Hoss shines as a woman who is confronted with her husband's adultery. Imaginatively staged, (sur)realistic and larded with the necessary black humour.
Abila (14) lives in one of the most miserable slums in Africa. His girlfriend Shiku belongs to a different tribe, as the result of which he is not really allowed to fraternise with her. And then one drunken night his father gambled away his own soul. With support from Tom Tykwer, the Kenyan filmmaker Hawa Essuman turned this story into a sparkling film.
Hanna and Simon have been a couple for 20 years. Without either knowing, and through an incredible accumulation of coincidences, both begin an affair with Adam. A funny and tragic, playful and poetic trip to a bourgeois, bohemian, picture-book Berlin.