The Garden, Film Screening

The Garden, Film Screening at Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg

Film Duration: 97 mins.

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Siddhartha Hall, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, 3 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001, India
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Event Description: The Garden, Film Screening

Language: German with English subtitles

Director: Sonja Maria Kröner

Germany, the summer of 1976: Eva, her husband Bernd and their children drive to the summer cottage of Grandmother Sophie. It's a long-standing tradition that all branches of the family meet there every year to spend the holidays together. Yet this year everything is different: Sophie recently passed away, and a lightning bolt has destroyed the old tree in the garden. While the children are having carefree fun, the adults get increasingly tense. Eva feels annoyed by her sister-in-law Gitti, and Bernd tries to set the record straight with his father Erich. Aunt Ilse flirts with the female neighbour, and freethinking Aunt Mathilde turns the garden into a nude area. Meanwhile, the kids explore the surroundings and the mysterious estate next door. When a girl from the area disappears, the dramatic news threatens to shatter the illusion of an idyllic family reunion.

Sonja Maria Kröner was born in Munich in 1979. She studied German literature and philosophy, before enrolling at the Münchner Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film (HFF) in 2003. She went on to direct several shorts, and in 2009, she received a stipend of the Kirch Stiftung and the HFF for her project Six Doors. In 2010, the 80-minute-long media installation – which presents six women in different life stages in the form of a peep show – was part of an exhibition at the Haus der Kunst in Munich. Kröner's graduation short Zucchiniblüten (2010) screened at the 2012 Hofer Filmtage.
Sonja Maria Kröner's feature film debut Sommerhäuser (The Garden) premiered at the 2017 Munich Film Festival, where the family drama garnered awards for direction and production.

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The Garden, Film Screening The Garden, Film Screening Reviewed by DelhiEvents on Wednesday, August 02, 2023 Rating: 5

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