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July 3 - July 9, 2020


(Dir. Ulrich Köhler, 2002)

New 4k restoration!







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From July 3-9, Bungalow will be available to stream via Acropolis Cinema and Grasshopper Film. Acropolis will receive 50% of all revenue.

The celebrated debut of Ulrich Köhler (previously featured at Acropolis with In My Room and A Voluntary Year)  is a minimalist portrait of a young German soldier named Paul (Lennie  Burmeister) who goes AWOL and returns to his childhood home in the  countryside. Over a few summer days, Paul evades the responsibilities of  everyday life and falls in love with his brother’s girlfriend,  disrupting the lives of everyone in his circle. With Köhler’s penchant  for deadpan humor and subtle performances, Bungalow becomes a quiet  mockery of militarism, familial estrangement, and youthful ennui.

One of the most quintessential of all Berlin School films.

- Marco Abel, The Counter-Cinema of the Berlin School

Likely the most personal filmmaker of the so-called Berlin School.

- Mark Peranson, Cinema Scope

A laconically amusing deadpan comedy with an undercurrent of anger and despair that lends it an edge.

- Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide

Resembles '70s pics like Five Easy Pieces. Performances are excellent all around, with Dogme-like naturalism never pushed to any showy effect.

- Ken Eisner, Variety

In two  decades, Köhler has made just four features, a body of work that,  though small, is still singular. His films are distinctive in how they  double as provocative and plausible thought experiments, four films that  each go one conceptual, microsociological step further than the last.

- Ross McDonnell, Sight & Sound

(Available to download after screening date)

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