Trivandrum: Goethe Zentrum is screening the critically acclaimed German movie ‘Strum’ (Storm) directed by Hans-Christian Schmidt on July 07, 2012. The film released in 2009 has won eight awards and seven nominations at several international film festivals.
Strum won the Amnesty International Film Prize, Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas and the Reader Jury of the ‘Berliner Morgenpost’ awards at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2009 including a nomination for the Golden Berlin Bear. The film also won the best film award (Bernhard Wicki Film Award) at the Munich Film Festival, the same year. The other awards and nominations were at the German Film Awards, Film+, German Film Critics Association Awards.
Hannah Maynard, a prosecutor of Hague’s Tribunal for war crimes in former Yugoslavia, charges a Serbian commander for killing Bosniaks. Hannah manages to convince a young Bosnian woman to testify against an alleged war criminal. However, her main witness might be lying, so the court sends a team to Bosnia to investigate. Amidst the inconsistency of political interests and threats coming from Bosnian Serb nationalists, she realizes that her opponents not only sit on the dock across from her, but are also found in her own ranks.
The script wisely eschews flashbacks to the scenes of violence and instead uses the verbal testimony of Anamaria Marinca (4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days), who gives the film’s most convincing performance as Mira, a woman haunted by the demons of the past.
Entry is free for the screening at 6.45 pm at Goethe Zentrum in Thiruvananthapuram.
Kerala IT News