Lola rennt (Run, Lola, Run). 1998. Written and directed by Tom Tykwer. With Moritz Bleibtreu, Franka Potente, Heino Ferch. A whirlwind race against time, a breathless caper, a lively comic confection, and when it first appeared, a fresh breath out of Germany that at once elevated Berlin to its former status as a great location in which to make movies, Run, Lola, Run, is street chase after street chase after…. Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. 81 min.
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As a special section of Kino!, MoMA’s annual survey of new German cinema, the Department of Film presents Kino Berlin, an exhibition of notable films made in Berlin since reunification. Organized by MoMA Senior Curator of Film Laurence Kardish, the series includes Tom Tykwer’s Run, Lola, Run (1998), Wolfgang Becker’s Good Bye, Lenin! (2003), Andreas Dresen’s Night Shapes (1999) and Summer in Berlin (2005), the Hissen Brothers’ documentary Dem Deutschen Volk (1996) on Christo’s wrapping of the Reichstag, and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s The Lives of Others (2006), as well as the American premieres of two documentaries: Hanna Schygulla’s Hanna Hannah (2007) on Berlin’s new Holocaust memorial and Manfred Wilhelms’s Berlin: Pictures of a City (1998) on the city’s radical architectural changes.
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