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27th European Union Film Festival: "Was Bleibt (Home for the Weekend)", Germany

Was Bleibt
(Home for the Weekend)
dir. Hans-Christian Schmid
Germany 2012
88 minutes
English sub-titles 27th European Union Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St.
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 7:00 pm When Marko and his relatives gather for a family get-together, matriarch Gitte announces that she has quit taking her bipolar disorder medication in favour of a homeopathic treatment that has given her renewed energy. Her announcement effectively disrupts the delicate balance connecting the upper-middle class family. This sophisticated family drama assesses how the actions of each family member reflect their own need for self-preservation. Hans-Christian Schmid creates a restrained, sensitive dramatic exploration of the complexities those familial ties that bind.

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