Christian Petzold (2000) 14 Mayıs, 18:00, Aynalıgeçit Meşrutiyet Cad. Avrupa Pasajı Kat:2 Galatasaray, 34435 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

A couple with a criminal past have been living on the run with their 15-year-old daughter. When their money is stolen, they must return secretly from Portugal to their native Germany, a journey during which Jeanne’s teenage development coincides with the violent disintegration of the family cell.

Christian Petzold’s debut feature, co-scripted with Harun Farocki, has clearly been made with care. The characters, their interior/exterior conflicts and inter-relationships, are well-observed, while the consciously cold, clinical mise-en-scene is appropriate… “The State I’m In” deserves your attention, marking its director and lead as talents to watch in the future. (KEITH HENNESSEY BROWN)