House by the lake –


Screening at the Kulturscheune Gut Eibenhof

Announcement of the Wolfgang Kohlhaase Scholarship 2023. The Scholarship is a funding program in cooperation with Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Antonius Jugend- und Kulturförderung e.V., Lupa Film GmbH and FILM OHNE GRENZEN e.V. The scholarship is aimed at international filmmakers who want to discover Berlin and Brandenburg as well as filmmakers who live in Berlin or Brandenburg and want to develop international film projects.

Cinema Preview

FALLING LEAVES, the new film by cult director Aki Kaurismäki, tells the story of two lonely people (Alma Pöysti and Jussi Vatanen) who meet by chance in Helsinki at night. Both are in search of the first, only and final love of their lives. The path to this honourable goal is made more difficult by the man’s alcoholism, lost telephone numbers, not knowing each other’s names and addresses – and not least by life’s general tendency to put obstacles in the way of those seeking happiness.

This gentle tragicomedy, which won the Jury Prize in Cannes, can be considered the “fourth part” of Aki Kaurismäki’s working-class trilogy (“Shadows in Paradise”, “Ariel” and “The Girl from the Match Factory”).

“Poetic, clever and deeply human.” 3SAT KULTURZEIT

“A film like a hug.” FILM REVIEWS

“A true gem. Wonderful, funny and poignant.”

Followed by film discussion.

8:15 pm – 9:55 pm

  • Credits

    Finland 2023

    Length: 81 minutes

    Director: Aki Kaurismäki

    Screenplay: Aki Kaurismäki

    Camera: Timo Salminen

    Version: Original with German Subtitles