THE LONG SUMMER OF THEORY (Der lange Sommer der Theorie) Irene von Alberti, D 2017, 81 minread more... hide...
Berlin, summer 2016. Filmmaker Nola, noise-punk singer Katja and actress Martina’s days of hanging around their apartment are numbered after being threatened with eviction by property speculators. Eschewing traditional narrative, Irene von Alberti serves up a film within a film through the character of Nola as an unconventional way of asking questions of how these things happen. Part lecture, part dream-like surrealism, Von Alberti puts theoretical discussion surrounding topics like feminism, anarchism and how to keep your art and your community afloat in the forefront as the three friends learn that simply sharing ideas is the first step to changing the world. (EXBERLINER, 25.1.2018, Jenny Browne) read more...
The spirit of rebellion will be in the air at the Munich Film Festival, which will be occupied by movies focusing on young people protesting against how their societies are run and seeking out a new utopia. One of the German films that reflects the theme of “creative resistance” is “The Long Summer of Theory,” says Christoph Groener, who programs the New German Cinema section. The film reflects the feeling among the young that “what is needed is to move from solipsistic thinking to practical doing.” Irene von Alberti’s pic centers on three women whose apartment is threatened by property speculators. They decide to change their lives, and are “trying to think of new creative forms of living together” that incorporate a sense of “social solidarity.” The movie “wants to create a new activism where the film itself might be just a starting point and wants to infuse audiences with the need to talk to each other and find ways to create a new society, a new utopia, in which we can thrive,” says Groener. (Variety, 22.6.2017, Leo Barraclough) read more...
Awards and Festivals
- Filmfest München 2017 - Uraufführung am 24.06.2017 im ARRI Kino
- Festival des deutschen Films - Ludwigshafen am Rhein 2017
- Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival (NIHRFF) 2017
- Filmz - Festival des deutschen Kinos 2017
- Filmmor Women's Film Festival Istanbul 2018
- Filmmor Women's Film Festival on Wheels Trabzon, Izmir, Antalya, Bodrum, Mersin, Adana, Diyarbakı 2018
- Tiburon International Film Festival 2018
- Uçan Süpürge 21. Uluslararası Kadın Filmleri Festivali Ankara 2018
- Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz 2018
- Berlin Art Film Festival 2018
- Deutsche Filmwoche - Goethe-Institut Mexiko 2018
- Zilele Filmului German #13 (Goethe-Institut) Bukarest 2018