THE BLOOM OF YESTERDAY

North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Chris Kraus

Country: Austria, Germany
Language: German
Subtitles: English
Original Title: DIE BLUMEN VON GESTERN

Running Time: 125min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Cinema 360º

Toto is an esteemed Holocaust scholar. He is also the grandson of a Nazi war criminal. While organizing a conference, Toto takes on an intern who’s the granddaughter of a Holocaust victim. After a rocky meet-cute, the two bond, speak candidly about their familial legacies, and stumble toward romance. Which may or may not be a problem for the married—yet ostensibly impotent—Toto.

Chris Kraus’ audacious The Bloom of Yesterday wrings comedy from unfathomable atrocity. Yet the film’s lightness allows its inherent gravity to settle fully once we apprehend its true message: that every generation must find its own path to reckoning with the daunting shadows of history.

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credits

Director: Chris Kraus
Producer: Danny Krausz, Kathrin Lemme, Chris Kraus, Gerd Huber, Kurt Stocker
Screenwriter: Chris Kraus
Executive Producer: Philip Evenkamp, Manfred Fritsch

Music: Annette Focks
Cinematographer: Sonja Rom
Editor: Brigitta Tauchner

Cast: Lars Eidinger, Adèle Haenel, Jan Josef Liefers, Hannah Herzsprung

Chris Kraus

Chris Kraus was born in Göttingen, Germany. He worked as a journalist and illustrator before becoming a filmmaker. His directorial credits include Shattered Glass (02), 4 Minutes (06), The Poll Diaries (10) and The Bloom of Yesterday (16), which won the Grand Prix at the Tokyo Film Festival.

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