Aus meiner HautDirected by Alex Schaad
Cast: Dimitrij Schaad, Edgar Selge, Jonas Dassler, Mala Emde, Maryam Zaree, Thomas Wodianka
The daring feature film debut from Student Oscar winner Alex Schaad, studded with an ecclectic cast, led by Mala Emde (And Tomorrow the Entire World, 303) and Jonas Dassler (The Golden Glove). At first glance, Leyla and Tristan seem like the perfect young couple. They’re traveling together to a remote island, to where Leyla’s childhood friend Stella has invited them. However, it soon becomes clear that something mysterious is going on. Numerous couples have arrived during the final days of summer to see the world through the eyes of someone else. Leyla and Tristan meet Fabienne and Mo over a festive dinner. They perform the ritual of exchange and experience the change in their perceptions. Leyla, in particular, has never been happier, but when she refuses to return to her old self, the situation threatens to spiral out of control.
Goethe Forum: The section Goethe Forum brings together films that deal with socio-political topics of our times sometimes playfully-experimentally, often unexpectedly thought-provoking or inspiring-entertaining, but always in a critically challenging way that inspire our senses as well as our mind. Presented with the cultural program department of the Goethe-Institut San Francisco.