CAAM is thrilled to co-present the Northern California Premiere of HOW ABOUT LOVE at the 2011 Berlin & Beyond Film Festival. Director Stephan Haupt’s film will be screening at the historic Castro Theatre on October 21, 2011. And CAAM fans, we have a special bonus for you: we are raffling off tickets to this film! Please check our Facebook page with details on how to enter, and we will be announcing our winners on October 20, 2011. Good luck!
HOW ABOUT LOVE
(in Swiss German & English, with English Subtitles)
Fritz is inspired and possessed by his work as a heart surgeon. His wife Lena urges him to take a vacation. They travel to the north of Thailand, where they visit one of Fritz’s former colleagues, who administers urgently needed medical care to refugees in a remote camp near the Burmese border. Bewildered and deeply moved by the conditions there, Fritz decides to stay on for a while, while his wife returns back home to their children in Switzerland. Fritz looks after the people in the camp with dedication. He is confronted with a totally different reality and immerses himself in this new, unknown world. While his life in Switzerland increasingly takes a backseat, he meets Say Paw, a Burmese refugee who has committed herself to collecting and writing down the experiential reports of other refugees. Torn between the two worlds, Fritz is sucked into a whirlpool of emotions. He has to find out what he as an individual can really achieve. He finds an unconventional solution that will profoundly change his and his family’s life in Switzerland. Stefan Haupt, the author and director of UTOPIA BLUES (Swiss Film Award), ELISABETH KÜBLER ROSS and A SONG FOR ARGYRIS, has achieved a sensitive and deeply moving film that captivates with atmospherically dense scenes and raises vital questions.
HOW ABOUT LOVE
at the Castro Theatre
29 Castro Street, San Francisco CA 94114
October 21, 2011
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:
Berlin & Beyond Film Festival
The Castro Theatre
HOW ABOUT LOVE trailer (in Swiss German)
Please note: this film will be screened with English subtitles
About the 16TH Berlin & Beyond Film Festival
The 16th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival runs from October 20th–26th at San Francisco’s largest single-screen, the historic The Castro Theatre, with an additional encore day at San Jose’s Camera 12 Cinemas on October 29th. A presentation of the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Berlin & Beyond has been America’s premier festival of new cinema from Germany, Austria and Switzerland since 1996. The festival serves as a gateway for the American public to experience the diversity, history and progression of the German-speaking countries in Europe, while celebrating the universal spirit and vision of filmmakers from this global region. In the last 15 years, the festival has presented over 500 films to more than 110,000 people, and welcomed hundreds of emerging and established guests from the film industry.