BUNGALOW (2002) - Be the Cowboy: The Cinema of Ulrich Köhler

Director: Ulrich Köhler



85 Mins

Rating – N/A

Following Christian Petzold and Harun Farocki’s The State I Am In (2000) and Angela Schanelec’s Passing Summer (2001), Ulrich Köhler makes his hugely impressive filmmaking debut with Bungalow (2002): a deceptive drama considerably more complicated than the low-key love triangle it may initially seem. Absent without leave, wayward young soldier Paul (Lennie Burmeister) returns home to the cumulative despair of dislocation, and the alienating, almost-immediate interruption of both his brother (Devid Striesow), and his brother’s girlfriend Lene (Trine Dyrholm — Festen, Nico, 1988). A quiet and compelling character study—a hugely impressive first feature that was, on its premiere, described by magazine Cahiers du Cinema as: “moving and minimalistic… a throwback to the New Wave of the ‘60s.”

Bungalow will be preceded by two short films by Ulrich Köhler: Feldstraße (1993) and Palü (1998).

Doors - 7.30pm

Programme start - 8.00pm

Germany, 2002, colour, 85mins, Digital, with English subtitles
Directed by Ulrich Köhler. With Lennie Burmeister, Devid Striesow, Trine Dyrholm

+ Feldstraße
Germany, 1993, colour, 4mins, Digital
Directed by Ulrich Köhler

+ Palü
Germany, 1998, colour, 6mins, Digital
Directed by Ulrich Köhler and Joseph Dehn

Screening as part of Deptford Cinema and the Goethe-Institut's retrospective season Be the Cowboy: The Cinema of Ulrich Köhler.

Deptford Cinema, Lewisham on Monday 18 February 2019
Doors Open at 7:30PM
Starts at 8:00PM
Ticket Price: £4.50 - £6.00*
*booking fee applies