Above: opening night film THE WEATHER INSIDE by Isabelle Stever
KINO! 2016 keeps delivering fresh German films to downtown New York, this year in early spring. Now in its third year as an independent festival, the program was put together by New York film professionals including distributor Ian Stimler, journalist Karl Rozemeyer and festival consultant Marian Masone, who have together selected a wide cross-section of high quality, remarkable films.
On April 7 the festival opens with the US premiere of feature film THE WEATHER INSIDE by Isabelle Stever. Previously screened in Busan and Zurich, THE WEATHER INSIDE showcases a powerful performance by actress Maria Furtwängler in addition to Jim Broadbent as the British ambassador. Beyond her sleek and alluring demeanor German development aid worker, Dorothea (Maria Furtwängler) confronts lust and wealth amidst an Arab conflict zone, bringing female power and seduction to a world that takes place inside luxury hotels.
KINO! 2016 will showcase eleven feature-length films (one North American premiere, four US premieres, five East Coast premieres, one New York premiere) plus the US premiere of the Short Export Made in Germany program, all at the Cinema Village.