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Directed by Angela Schanelec

Germany 2016 86 mins. In German, English

Influenced by the ethos of legendary French director Robert Bresson, The Dreamed Path is a riddle of a film and one of the year’s most exacting and precise works. In mid-80s Greece, two young lovers, Theres and Kenneth, sing on street corners to finance their travel while a revolution sputters in the background. Thirty years on in Berlin, a successful couple, Ariane and David, negotiate a painful split; David begins seeing Kenneth—now homeless—outside his apartment window. Meanwhile, Theres has also made her way to Berlin. “A glorious existential sucker punch.”—4:3. In German and English with English subtitles.

Reviews: Filmmaker Magazine, Cinema Scope, Mark Peranson

Interviews: Interview with Angela Schanelec at MUBI Notebook, Interview with Angela Schanelec at Film Comment

Filmography: Bridges of Sarajevo (2014), Orly (2010), Afternoon (2007), Marseille (2004) Passing Summer (2001), Places in Cities (1998)

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