In her caustic and insightful films Everyone Else and Toni Erdmann, German filmmaker Maren Ade (a former member of the influential “Berlin School” of filmmakers) dramatized with comedy and discomfort how the fragile bonds between people—between lovers; between parents and children—can lead to chaos and catharsis. In her low-budget first film, Ade trained her camera on a more solitary figure: Melanie (Eva Lobau), an elementary-school teacher who moves to a new city to start over following a breakup, but who shoots herself in the foot at every turn. Shot on handheld DV, the sometimes skin-crawling but always incisive The Forest for the Trees announced an idiosyncratic new cinematic perspective: amusing yet unsparing, realist yet tinged with psychological extremity.
Get 2-for-1 double feature pricing! Playing with Andrew Bujalski’s Funny Ha Ha.
The 2-for-1 double feature discount will automatically be reflected in the check-out process once both screenings have been added to your cart. As a reminder, this special pricing is only valid for double feature pairings on the same day.