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Do You Sometimes Feel Burned Out and Empty?

Do You Sometimes Feel Burned Out and Empty?, "Fühlen Sie sich manchmal ausgebrannt und leer?"

Synopsis

Director

A perfectly absurd comedy gem from Germany: Luisa is always on the run, from job to home, from husband to lover, from peanut flips to strict diet. Who wouldn’t be stressed out? When the marriage counselor wakes up one morning, everything has changed. She has doubled and sees a second Luisa standing right in front of her. Called Ann.

After her initial shock, she starts to see amazing potential here: Finally, she can run off with her lover Leopold, while Ann takes care of her husband Richard. A perfect foursome, or so it would seem. But then her husband starts to take a liking to the new sides of his wife, more than controlling Luisa can handle. So things heat up dramatically between Luisa and her oh-so-different-double: High Noon in Suburbia!

Lola Randl is unique in her directing style, with four features so far that constantly tackle the absurdity of cinema and life in most original ways. This film is also a feast for the eye, giving production designers the chance to create a hellishly petit bourgeois lifestyle surrounding.

And Randl can rely heavily on many-faced Lina Beckmann, who has been awarded for being the best stage actress in Germany before and had acted for Randl as early as 2008 in „In Between Days“. Still, as a leading big-screen-lady she is a true discovery here, easily building up doppelgänger energy. Charly Hübner, her partner in real life, plays laid-back husband Richard.

Christoph Gröner

Lola Randl

(b. 1980, Munich) studied at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) Cologne from 2001-2006. She graduated in with the short film „Wohlfuhlwochenende“. After her studies in Cologne, she attended the Screenplay Workshop at the Munich University of Film and Television and left in 2007 as a graduate. „In Between Days“ (2008) was Lola Randl’s feature film debut and premiered at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival. „Do You Sometimes Feel Burned Out and Empty?“ is her fourth full-length feature.

Filmography

  • Die Besucherin (In Between Days, 2008)
  • Die Libelle und das Nashorn (Lonely U, 2012)
  • Die Er­fin­dung der Liebe (The Invention of Love, 2013)
  • Fühlen Sie sich manchmal ausgebrannt und leer? (Do You Sometimes Feel Burned Out and Empty?, 2017)

Schedule

24.11.2017
21:00 - 22:34
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 4
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 081103
Sold out
28.11.2017
17:00 - 18:34
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 5
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 121901
Sold out
30.11.2017
20:30 - 22:04
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 4
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 141102
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Goethe-Institut presents: New German Film
Panorama

Film info

Countries: Germany, Netherlands
Year: 2017
Duration: 94 minutes
Language: German
Director: Lola Randl
Producers: Christine Kiauk, Herbert Schwering
Writer: Lola Randl
DOP: Philipp Pfeiffer
Montage: Andreas Wodraschke
Cast: Lina Beckmann, Charly Hübner, Benno Fürmann
Production: Coin Film
Festivals: Munich, Zurich

Synopsis

Director

A perfectly absurd comedy gem from Germany: Luisa is always on the run, from job to home, from husband to lover, from peanut flips to strict diet. Who wouldn’t be stressed out? When the marriage counselor wakes up one morning, everything has changed. She has doubled and sees a second Luisa standing right in front of her. Called Ann.

After her initial shock, she starts to see amazing potential here: Finally, she can run off with her lover Leopold, while Ann takes care of her husband Richard. A perfect foursome, or so it would seem. But then her husband starts to take a liking to the new sides of his wife, more than controlling Luisa can handle. So things heat up dramatically between Luisa and her oh-so-different-double: High Noon in Suburbia!

Lola Randl is unique in her directing style, with four features so far that constantly tackle the absurdity of cinema and life in most original ways. This film is also a feast for the eye, giving production designers the chance to create a hellishly petit bourgeois lifestyle surrounding.

And Randl can rely heavily on many-faced Lina Beckmann, who has been awarded for being the best stage actress in Germany before and had acted for Randl as early as 2008 in „In Between Days“. Still, as a leading big-screen-lady she is a true discovery here, easily building up doppelgänger energy. Charly Hübner, her partner in real life, plays laid-back husband Richard.

Christoph Gröner

Lola Randl

(b. 1980, Munich) studied at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) Cologne from 2001-2006. She graduated in with the short film „Wohlfuhlwochenende“. After her studies in Cologne, she attended the Screenplay Workshop at the Munich University of Film and Television and left in 2007 as a graduate. „In Between Days“ (2008) was Lola Randl’s feature film debut and premiered at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival. „Do You Sometimes Feel Burned Out and Empty?“ is her fourth full-length feature.

Filmography

  • Die Besucherin (In Between Days, 2008)
  • Die Libelle und das Nashorn (Lonely U, 2012)
  • Die Er­fin­dung der Liebe (The Invention of Love, 2013)
  • Fühlen Sie sich manchmal ausgebrannt und leer? (Do You Sometimes Feel Burned Out and Empty?, 2017)