Durga Chew-Bose presents Everyone Else

Durga Chew-Bose, author of the new book Too Much and Not the Mood, presents Everyone Else, followed by a book signing. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Fans of last year’s Toni Erdmann – the three hour-long, German comedy none of us could stop raving about – won’t want to miss director Maren Ade’s earlier work, like the 2009 Everyone Else. Young couple Gitti and Chris are vacationing at Chris’ parents’ villa in Sardinia. Ade’s almost too perceptive window into the relationship spares us none of the details, as the bathing-suit clad couple’s “vacation” – with its ample, visual reminders of Rohmer’s La Collectionneuse – becomes its own bit of prison.

Durga, whose perceptive, personal book of essays swirls in and around the language and world of film, says: “It’s a film that doesn’t mind sitting with the discomfort of a couple’s unrest; those near-imperceptible, sometimes totally physical tensions that build up, that reach some emotional brink, that are, in their way, pure suspense.”

Dir. Maren Ade, 2009, 35mm, 119 min.

Special thanks to Fiona Duncan. This event is presented in partnership with Hard to Read.

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