The Bloom of Yesterday (Spotlight)

Dir. Chris Kraus
(125 min, AustriaGermany, 2016)
German with English subtitles
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

A self-serious, dour, German Holocaust researcher—and grandson of a prominent Nazi war criminal—is struggling with his family history, career, and a general state of misanthropy. At the height of his personal and professional crisis, he’s assigned a new intern who might be his exact opposite.

She’s young, passionate, Jewish, and eccentric. As she mows down the measured academic’s staid defenses, both of them begin to reveal long-kept secrets, and a surprising, dubious, and audacious romance emerges (albeit one with a serious message).

Saturday, May 27 screening features a pre-screening reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at 7:30 pm. Pre-screening reception hosted by Melanie and Larry Nussdorf.

Co-presented by Austrian Cultural Forum Goethe-Institut Washington


Wednesday, May 24, 7:00 pm
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD

Saturday, May 27, 8:30 pm
Pre-screening reception: 7:30 pm
Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

  • a comedy-tinged romance constantly flirting with absurdity; and challenging accepted ways of tackling one of the most solemn chapters of human historyScreen Daily

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This event finished on May 28, 2017.