Next screening is Andreas Dresen’s (Summer in Berlin, Grill Point) groundbreaking and lyrical story of a 67-year old married woman who rediscovers passion and her sexuality when she falls in love with a 76-year old man WOLKE 9 — CLOUD NINE (2010, 95 min., dir. Andreas Dresen, starring Ursula Werner, Horst Rehberg, English subtitles) DATE: 17 October TIME: 5 p.m. VENUE: Howard College, MTB West Wing, 1st Floor, German Media Room 251 About the film: From director Andreas Dresen comes a bold and unflinching love story about two people caught up in a secret liaison. When Inge, a married women in her mid-sixties, meets Karl she finds herself drawn to him and before long they embark on a passionate affair. Battling with conflicting emotion, Inge confesses to her unsuspecting husband of her new found love and has to face the consequence of her betrayal. CLOUD 9 explores fidelity, desire and love in the twilight ears and subverts convention to present a brave account of young love in old age. “Not since David Lean’s Brief Encounter (1945), in which the characters are considerably younger, has a drama so thoughtfully explored a woman’s point of view on her extramarital affair.” Cloud Nine won a Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, and the Best Director and Best Actress prizes at last year’s German Film Awards. For further details please contact: Dr. Marion Pape University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Language, Literature & Linguistics German Programme Durban, 4041 EMAIL: TEL: 031-260 1086/2380 FAX: 031-260 1242

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