Lives intersect as the seasons slowly change in Schanelec’s third feature, a tranquil drama in which moments of tenderness and awkwardness shared by an ever expanding network of Berliners ebb and flow across a summer full of uncertainty and possibility. We begin by following Valerie (Ursula Lardi), a young writer who has decided not to travel over the summer and to instead settle in her new apartment. Her subsequent encounters with acquaintances and strangers—and their encounters with others—suggest a vast emotional landscape, one in which the characters’ hopes and anxieties are tested by the slow, inexorable passage of time. 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!