Looks so good! Opening-night movie as GERMAN CURRENTS Film Festival returns

Madame Houpflé (Maria Furtwängler) in Confessions of Felix Krull (2021

Los Angeles is somewhat unsteadily getting back onto its feet as the international capital of film that it is. And here comes the German Currents Film Festival. We’re electrified!

The return of in-personal screenings (there is also a virtual option for stay-at-homes) is frankly joyful. German Currents has been a mainstay of Los Angeles’ cultural calendar bringing the look, feel, ideas, cinematographic talent and creativity to our eyes. Celebrating its 15th edition this year, German Currents returns to the American Cinematheque and the brand-new Goethe-Institut space in the MacArthur Park neighborhood as a hybrid event including special in-person and virtual cinema screenings.

The opening night film, a costume drama, has captured my eye. German Currents 2021 will open with the North America Premiere of Detlev Buck’s visually dazzling period piece CONFESSIONS OF FELIX KRULL, based on Thomas Mann’s novel of the same name. Set in Paris, the film concerns Felix Krull (Niewöhner), a handsome young man of simple origins, who has had an extraordinary ability to transform and adapt. And get ahead. Taking a job as an elevator boy at a luxury hotel in Paris, he seizes every opportunity to improve his station. The opportunities are rife. It’s a hotel!

“Felix Krull” is showing with limited seating at the Los Feliz Cinema 3. Reserve your seat here.

TOO FAR AWAY (ZU WEIT WEG) – German Currents 2021 Family Matinee Oct 24

There’s so much on offer. Films are listed here. And, people! The Festival Pass is only $25. Buy one here. There is a free film option here.

May I personally wish you fun movie-going? Movies are better on big screen and in person. So go!

German Currents Film Festival | Goethe-Institut Space, MacArthur Park, Los Feliz 3 Cinema, or virtual | Oct 22 – 31

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