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Spring 2013 February 4 in Gibsons
SCFS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO FOLLOW THE FILM.
Germany, 1998, 81min, action/thriller. German with English subtitles.
Director: Tom Tykwer
Lola gets a phone call from her smuggler boyfriend Manni. He left a bag containing 100,000 deutsche marks on the subway, and a bum made away with it. If Manni fails to deliver the money at noon to a gangster, he will probably be killed. His desperate plan: Rob a bank. Lola’s desperate plan: Find the money somehow, somewhere, in 20 minutes. Run, Lola, run! Director Tom Tykwer (Cloud Atlas) throws every cinematic trick at us, creating a ticking timebomb tension that has riveted palm-sweaty audiences in their seats since the film’s release 15 years ago.
All Lola-Manni scenes were in 35mm, while scenes without them were shot in video. Other cinematic techniques on display here include whip pans, jump cuts, slow and fast motion, split-screen, intercut color and black and white, segment titles, and animation.
"Appropriately, the music from Run Lola Run is frenetic, fast-paced techno -- which serves as the driving force behind the film's adrenalized action sequences. About half the pieces were composed by the director himself.... and for the most part, the other contributors are little-known artists. But this is one of the most cohesive soundtrack albums in recent memory, and the music is excellent. " - allmusic.com
Run Lola Run. Review in Variety by David Rooney, September 2008.
Run Lola Run. Review in Slant Magazine, August 2003.
The film was nominated for 41 awards, including the BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language. It won 26. These included the Grand Prix of the Belgian Syndicate of Cinema Critics, the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival (1999), Best Film at the Seattle International Film Festival, and seven separate wins at the German Film Awards.
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