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7:30pm International Film Series: Das Blaue vom Himmel
October 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
I-House and United Nations Association – Davis Chapter co-sponsors the screening of free international films (with subtitles) on the first and third Fridays of each month from September – May. Refreshments are served at 7:30pm, and films begin at 8:00pm. Donations are appreciated. In addition to the United Nations series, I-House offers a variety of mini film festivals throughout the year.
October 20, 2017 Das Blaue vom Himmel (2011, Germany, directed by Hans Steinbichler, 99 min.)
Action in this film takes place in 1991 in both Germany and Latvia, with frequent flashbacks to events in the thirties and forties in Jürmala and Riga (Latvia). Sofia Schleier (Juliane Köhler), while covering actual events in Latvia, gets a call that her mother Marga Baumanis (Hannelore Elsner), suffering from dementia, has been committed to a psychiatric hospital. In an attempt to unravel multiple historical family mysteries, Sofia takes Marga back to Latvia where she gradually uncovers previously unknown elements of her parents’ past and her own origins, with the help of Osvald Kalnins (Rüdiger Vogler), a former colleague of her father, Juris Baumanis (Niklas Kohrt). Young Marga is portrayed by Karoline Herfurth while Dace Eversa depicts Ieva Lepere, the significant other woman in the Baumanis family history.