Dark Futures: Science Fiction from Germany and Austria

September 16, 23 and 30
❍ All films in German with English subtitles.
Images Cinema 7 PM – Free Admission

Endzeit/Ever After (2018)

by Carolina Hellsgard
❖ September 16 @ Images Cinema

Post-apocalypse Europe, two years after zombies have overrun Earth, only two citadels of civilization remain in the East German towns of Weimar and Jena. In Weimar, newly infected zombies are shot on site without mercy. The Jena authorities take a more humane approach by trying to find a cure for plague victims. Vivi and Eva, in search of a more humane world, are stranded in the no-mans-land of the Black Forest where they have to rely on each other and nature in order to survive. But their survival has also unleashed demons from their past that they must confront.

Die kommenden Tage/ The Days to Come (2010)

by Lars Kraume
❖ September 23 @ Images Cinema

Europe, 2020 – The European Union has collapsed after the onset of the 4th Gulf War. The fight for the last remaining oil reserves has unveiled a poisonous sentiment that engulfs the citizenry, cutting into the deepest parts of the fabric of civilization. As the old Europe is flooded by refugees from adjacent continents, economic conditions worsen and worsen, and chaos ensues. Families and relationships are torn apart, and violence seems the only promise of survival in this dark new world.

Laura, a student in her early 20’s, must choose between love and having children. She is appalled as her sister Cecelia is pulled into a cell of aspiring terrorists by her boyfriend Konstantin. Their brother Philip does his bit for Germany in a desperate war for the last Asian oil fields. A destabilized family deal with their hopes and fears as they face their future in an unstable world.

Die Wand/ The Wall (2012)

by Julian Pölsler
❖ September 30 @ Images Cinema

A woman is holidaying with two friends at their hunting lodge in the Austrian Alps. She’s not tempted by their offer of an evening out in a town in the valley below and opts for a `quiet’ night in.

Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian, the Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.