Rafael 1 Tue, Oct 13, 2015 7:00 PM
Rafael 2 Wed, Oct 14, 2015 12:30 PM
Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Mind the Gap
Running Time:96 min
Premiere Status:US
Director:Barbet Schroeder
Producer:Ruth Waldburger
Margaret Menegoz
Screenwriter:Emilie Bickerton
Peter Steinbach
Susan Hoffman
Barbet Schroeder
Cinematographer:Luciano Tovoli
Editor:Nelly Quettier
Cast:Marthe Keller
Max Riemelt
Bruno Ganz
Corinna Kirchhoff
Print Source:Les Films du Losange
Note Writer:Rod Armstrong


Crafted from events in his mother’s life, master filmmaker Barbet Schroeder (Barfly, Reversal of Fortune) revisits his decades-long cinematic examination of moral culpability and the complexities of human nature. In Amnesia, Martha, a mysterious German expat (iconic Marthe Keller, Marathon Man, Dark Eyes) conducts her solitary life far from Ibiza’s 1990s club scene. Having left the Heimat before the War, she refuses to speak her native tongue, drive a VW, or play the musical instrument she mastered as a girl. Her young neighbor Jo, an aspiring club DJ (Max Riemelt, The Wave, MVFF 2008), begins to break through her barriers with his boyish curiosity and growing desire until the arrival of Jo’s father (Bruno Ganz in a masterful performance) calls Martha’s past and present into question with surprising and revelatory results. Amnesia is a profound cross-generational exploration of historical memory and morality, set against the stark and spectacular Ibizan landscape. Unforgettable!

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Barbet Schroeder is a Swiss filmmaker who was born in Teheran. An assistant to Jean-Luc Godard on Les Carabiniers, Schroeder took part in Cahiers du Cinéma and Air de Paris from 1958 to 1963, and in 1963 established the production company Les Films du Losange.