The Bloom of Yesterday (Die Blumen von Gestern)

The Bloom of Yesterday (Die Blumen von Gestern)

Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at 6:45 PM
Rated 19+

NOTE: all screenings at this venue are 19+.

A VERY ROMANTIC COMEDY ON THE EDGE OF THE ABYSS, IN THE MIDDLE of the deepest life crisis. Holocaust researcher, Toto, is assigned an assistant for the congress preparation – Zazie, of Jewish origin and with pronounced Teuto-phobia. The star guest of the congress, a famous actress, suddenly withdraws the promise and between Toto’s and Zazie’s biographies bizarre connections emerge. Chris Kraus’ audacious The Bloom of Yesterday wrings comedy from unfathomable atrocity. Yet the film’s lightness allows its inherent gravity to settle fully once we apprehend its true message: that every generation must find its own path to reckoning with the daunting shadows of history.

Sponsors
Bill and Risa Levine
Fran Alexander and Alan Wilson
Jack and Karen Micner
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Festivals and Awards

  • Tokyo Grand Prix – Chris Kraus – Tokyo International Film Festival
  • Viewer’s Choice Award – Tokyo International Film Festival

Event Details


Film Info

Year 2017
Country Germany
Director Chris Krause
Cast Lars Eidinger, Adéle Haenel, Jan Josef Lifers
Runtime 125 min
Language English, French, German with English subtitles
Genre , ,