Q&A with Angela Schanelec with February 8

An apartment swap between young photographer from Berlin, Sophie (frequent Schanelec actor Maren Eggert), and a French student sets up a slyly understated narrative experiment in one of Schanelec’s signature films. As Sophie drifts about the port city of Marseille in winter, snapping pictures and fleetingly entertaining the idea of a romance with a mechanic, she begins to feel a sense of release, of being unburdened from the people and everyday dramas of her life back home. But as with any trip, Sophie’s time in Marseille must come to an end, and as she returns, she searches for herself in the gap between the absolute freedom of her vacation and the everyday anxieties and tensions of normal life. Print courtesy of the Deutsche Kinemathek.

Playing as part of our Angela Schanelec retrospective (Feb. 7-13), leading to the opening of I Was at Home, But… on Feb. 14. See 3+ films during the retrospective and save!