Today at The Clinton: Saturday, May 28

7:00pm Teen Witch

Portland German Film Festival

GFFlogo2014

The Portland German Film Festival shows variety of German language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. All films are with English subtitles.

Showtimes

Wednesday, Jun 8
7:00pm

"Brazen and audacious, a magnificent film." -Emily Maskell, Little White Lies

"Eschewing the usual coming-out tropes—his parents accept his outing pretty smoothly, and homophobic push back from Amon's mates is kept to a bare minimum—this dance music-doused reverie thrums to the beat of punch-drunk love." -Stephen A. Russell, Time Out

Media: 
Futur Drei
Director: 
Faraz Shariat
Country: 
Germany
Year: 
2020
Runtime: 
92 minutes

High-cut trousers, skin-tight t-shirt, short, peroxide-blond hair. On his birthday, Parvis celebrates by stealing a bottle from the bar at the club and dancing. The son of Iranian parents, he has established himself in the attic of his parents’ house in a quiet new housing estate in Lower Saxony and is busy trying out everything and anything from sex dates to raves. After getting caught shoplifting, he is sent to do community service in a refugee shelter where he falls in love with Amon, who has fled Iran with his sister Banafshe Arezu. The trio enjoys a summer of fierce partying till dawn, coloured by the realisation that, in their different ways, none of them is at home in Germany.

In his powerful, semi-biographical debut peppered with pop-cultural references, Faraz Shariat unfolds a tale of intense first love. With a precise grasp of social context, he offers a sensitive insight into the experience of migrants in Germany caught between feeling foreign, being excluded and obtaining the permanent right to stay, and shows how even subsequent generations are still in the process of arriving.

Special Admission

$8-$10 tickets available in advance online and at the door.