Film: Loretta Fahrenholz: Two A.M.

12.01.2017, 19:00-20:00
Film: Loretta Fahrenholz: Two A.M.
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Kunsthalle Zürich
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CH-8005 Zürich

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In conjunction with the exhibition 3 Frauen (29.08.-08.11.2015) by Loretta Fahrenholz, and in collaboration with Fridericianum Kassel, Kunsthalle Zürich commissioned her new film Two A.M.. We’re thrilled to now present it here and within a special party-set by the artists Nicola Brunnhuber, Julia Haller, Friederike Hemedinger, Min Yoon und Catharina Wronn – inspired by their party-set for the film.

Two A.M. (4K, color, 40 min., English, 2016) is based on Irmgard Keun’s novel After Midnight (1937), about the rise of the Nazis. Set in an urban society of control, contortion, and confounding, the fantasy film stages the entangled lives, loves, and temper of protagonist Sanna, her family, and her friends:

“Sanna bridles at her aunt’s traditional ways. Her adopted family are members of the Watchers, powerful information-obsessives whose unusual telepathic abilities and sociopolitical pretensions only manage to get on Sanna’s nerves. But after she abandons the family home and her young lover for the city, her dream of a brilliant urban life quickly falls flat. From her half-sister Algin, in despair over a faded singing career, to Algin’s depressive and love-obsessed partner Lisko, to Hedy, the splenetic, paranoid journalist who’s inadvertently caught Lisko’s eye, everyone in the big city seems to be totally wrapped up in their own serial dramas and star-crossed affairs. She quickly acquires a problem of her own when her lover, Franz, reappears in the city along with her unpredictable, sinister Watcher sisters. Sanna and her friends bounce from bar to bar towards a party that will bring everyone’s minor ennuis and compulsive intimacies together with unforgettable results.” Jeff Nagy (film script co-author)

Sanna: She’s got hooks in you. That’s why the songs go bad!
Algin: The public can tell. But it’s not Betty. It’s the business, no gigs, new styles. It’s silly. I can only be so many versions of me.
Sanna: How much is this one costing you?

With: Theadora Davies, Emile Clarke, Jim Fletcher, Sophie Fives, Annika Glass, Andrew Kerton, Paula Knüpling, Ilya Lipkin, Mira Partecke, Emily Sundblad, Yuko Torihara, Helga Wretman; and: Michael Bornhütter, Klaus Kamptner, Leonie Kossi, Gerda Martin, Liv Moritz, Liana Saito, Julian Wadsworth, Jürgen Wolf, Min Yoon Tate Zirner, et al.
Directed by: Loretta Fahrenholz 
Assistant Director: Angela Stiegler Yulia Lokshina 
Script: Jeff Nagy, Loretta Fahrenholz 
Cinematography: Till Megerle 
Sound: Simon Konrad 
Editing: Steffen Martin 
Sound Design: Steffen Martin 
Costumes: Marianna Serwa 
Costumes Assistant: Joanna Vavra 
Make-up: Marianna Serwa 
Party Set: Nicola Brunnhuber, Catharina Wronn, Min Yoon
Production Management: Yulia Lokshina Angela Stiegler
Casting: Loretta Fahrenholz, Angela Stiegler
Locations: Angela Stiegler, Erika Landström, Loretta Fahrenholz
Color Grading: Ben Brix
Music: Steffen Martin, Ivan Sobolew et al.
Production: Loretta Fahrenholz, Schipschack/Tangen, vitakuben


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