"Barbara"

In this German film, a doctor living in East Germany in 1980 applies for an exit visa, only to be transferred to a hospital out in the countryside. She wants to escape, but finds herself falling in love.

I missed this film when it played earlier in January, and I would love to see it, now that it's playing in February a few more times.

Let's meet in the main lobby of the Garneau/Metro theatre around 9:15 pm on Friday, Feb 1st. I will be holding a bouquet of artificial flowers so that you can recognize me.

For more information about this film, look here: http://www.metrocinema.org/film_view/3908/

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  • leslie o.

    the other movie of similar place and time was ,"The Lives of Others" and it was also really good

    1 · February 2, 2013

  • Greg

    Did anyone else think there was a bit of French mixed in with the German being spoken? If that is the case is that normal in Germany?

    1 · February 2, 2013

    • Maria

      There was a bit of French, yes. I do remember hearing some French used by locals when I was in Germany a few years back, but I don't remember if this was in the former East Germany or West. Those characters who spoke it might have been of French descent. Is there any information about this online somewhere?

      February 2, 2013

  • Maria

    Excellent film. Really captured the essence of living in this kind of regime, and also showed how different people responded to living in these circumstances.

    February 2, 2013

  • Maria

    Hey everyone! I'm not sure if we will have much of a chance to grab coffee after the film, since it'll be over after 11pm. If anyone wants, we can always go for a coffee/drink/food beforehand. If you're interested, please reply to this message, and indicate what you would like to do, and maybe suggest a place to go, preferably somewhere near the theatre. Some ideas include: Transcend Coffee, Sugarbowl, Da Capo, and Remedy.

    January 30, 2013

    • Greg

      I like the idea but my timing, if I can make it at all, will be tight. I'll pay attention to these just in case I can.

      1 · January 30, 2013

  • Greg

    There is a possibility I could make it but I have a prior engagement that evening. Can I tentatively RSVP?

    January 27, 2013

    • Greg

      Okay I'm doing the same for Harold and Maude as well then. Usually a ski night but the weather is looking very frigid that night.

      January 28, 2013

    • Maria

      Sounds good.

      January 28, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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