This film has been programmed by the Goethe-Institut Toronto. For more information, visit: goethe.de/canada/germanfilm
Neubau (Germany, 2020, 82 min), by Johannes Maria Schmidt, starring Tucké Royale, Min Duc Pham
Summer in Brandenburg, outside of Berlin. Markus is torn between the love for his quirky grandmothers in need of care and longing for a different life in Berlin. A crowd of shimmering demons keeps appearing in his daydreams. An allusion to the queer chosen family that awaits him in the city and saves him from his loneliness? Markus’ boxes are packed, ready to move to the big city. So when he falls in love with Duc, things get even more complicated.
Bonus material: filmmaker introduction & expert commentary by urbanism Ahmed Allahwala.