Stadt Land Fluss
Friday, Oct 21, 2011 6:00 PM
Taciturn Marco is an apprentice at an agriculture program for wayward youth outside Berlin. He is happy to spend his days working around the farm, but despises the classroom work required for him to graduate. He is content to keep to himself until one day Jakob begins working at the farm. The two embark on a quiet friendship with Marco showing Jakob the ropes and the local swimming hole. The sexual tension that builds between the two is palpable until exploding in their first furtive kisses. Marco is initially confused by his feelings, but eventually the two run away from the farm for a night in the big city. Shot in an almost cinema verite style with little music, this first feature by documentary filmmaker Benjamin Cantu is a story of searching for a place to belong.
Dir. Benjamin Cantu, 2011, Germany, 88 mins. in German with English subtitles