64 minutes | Oct 30, 2020

1: Constructed Realities

Starter: The Truman Show | Main Course: Goodbye, Lenin! | Dessert: The GameStuck in an idyllic town, a middle aged man has a crisis when he learns that he’s been the subject of a reality TV show his whole life. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a young man constructs a minuscule East Germany in his devout socialist mother’s bedroom after she wakes up from a coma. When he accepts an invitation for a mysterious game, a stuck-up investment banker’s life is turned upside down as he struggles to distinguish between what’s real and what’s fiction. In the first episode of the Three Course Cinema Club we take a look at films about constructing different realities: who’s building them, what are they trying to accomplish, and how the people at the centre escape them.
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