As announced already our next screening will be a similar moving story as last Monday’s film by popular German film maker Caroline Link
(1996, 97 min., dir. Caroline Link, German & German Sign with English subtitles)
DATE: 20 FEB 2012
TIME: 5.00 p.m.
VENUE: Howard Coll., Memorial Tower Building (MTB, West Wing, 1st Floor), German Program, Media Room F251
Lara’s parents are both deaf. Since she is the only member of her family who can hear and speak, she has served as a kind of foreign minister for her family from an early age, translating and negotiating for them in even the most absurd of situations. When Lara’s vivacious and temperamental aunt Clarissa gives her a clarinet as a present, the girl begins to discover the wonderful world of music. Her father observes this development with waxing unease, as he fears losing his daughter to a world he has no access to. Torn between her love of music and her love of her parents, the growing Lara finally chooses a life of music. When she decides to go to Berlin and attend the music conservatory, the difficult and painful process of leaving home begins …

For further details please contact:

Dr. Marion Pape
University of KwaZulu-Natal
School of Arts
German Programme
Durban, 4041
TEL: 031-260 1086/2380
FAX: 031-260 1242

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