Germany 2013. Dir: Florian Eichinger. 89 min. Blu-ray Disc
VANCOUVER PREMIERE! In this haunting psychological drama, brothers Marten and Volker, long estranged, meet at their now-abandoned childhood home. Marten wants his younger brother to accompany him to a nearby prison to pick up their mother, incarcerated for many years for killing their abusive father. Volker, who bore the brunt of their father’s abuse as a boy, still cannot forgive his mother and brother for permitting it to happen. As the brothers revisit their troubled family history, the lasting intergenerational effects of domestic violence are frighteningly revealed.
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Post-screening discussion with Heather Whiteford, MSW, RSW, the Manager of the Victim Services Programs at Family Services of Greater Vancouver, a local not-for-profit agency. These programs support people who experience a range of power-based crimes, including domestic violence, criminal harassment, sexual assault and childhood abuse.
Moderated by Dr. Harry Karlinsky, Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia.
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