New York Memories

New York Memories

           New York Memories
               Genre: Documentary
               New York, homosexuality, return, Berlinale 2010
  More than eight years after 11 September 2001 seems to overcome the trauma cinematically, at least to some extent. In some of the new productions are no longer coping and grief at the center. But it seems possible again, New York City to celebrate as exceptional. New York, I love you regardless of the feelings expressed in the title, Julie Delpy turns after 2 days in Paris and New York two days. And Rosa von Praunheim is worth a visit with his declaration of love to some extent by the past: New York Memories. It would have been the activists of the gay movement in his latest work may also contribute to the motto “New York, I love you”. Because the film is a silent, with a slight understatement coming along, but very personal tribute to his view the most exciting city in the world. As always with intense love relationships also play disappointment, sadness, anger and a piece of a role. Rosa von Praunheim tells us right at the beginning on why he spurned mistress for ten years. It was not the same as when he was obsessed with her. Sex clubs were closed, artists have been displaced. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (the end of 2001) had cleared the city and made boring. Nevertheless, there is the director of the former flame in the year 2009 a new opportunity. There is Rosa von Praunheim just love young fresh in the Oliver, who had never been to New York. They combine the pleasant with the useful and start a film project that succeeds precisely because of its casual and everyday so convincing. Rosa does with Oliver (who is responsible for sound) what you are doing just as if you were long gone. He visits former friends, asking how to do it, whether they are still with the former partner are together and working in the same job. The result is a mosaic of what constitutes the fascination of New York, far beyond the accidents of individual life. Like any great love New York offers to those who fall are her chance and a risk. The opportunities lie in the openness to life plans that do not fit into the concept elsewhere, about the issue of transgender. So says the 14-year-old Isaac, is that New York one of the best places for transgender people. Here there is a tremendous understanding for people like him, who was born a girl, but from the beginning, the feeling had to be a boy. Praunheim interview partners have hinted but also how difficult it is to compete in New York, if only because of the rents, easy to swallow with the complete $ 2,000 of wages. Who in Germany or Europe as an artist has had initial success in New York not long established, for example, reported Lucie Pohl, daughter of a married couple from Germany, the Praunheim in a previous stay had met. Nevertheless, Lucie wants as the hardness of the artistic rivalry set as her sister Marie. Both have good alternatives, they might continue her career in Berlin or Munich easier. Marie has the book in Germany Marie’s trip (# Journal) and Lucie was in Berlin at drama school. Also Rosa von Praunheim can not leave New York even if he deliberately nostalgic tone, the á la “before everything was better” strikes. He systematically cut clips from his most successful film to survive in New York (1987) in the current work. But that is beside the Vergangenheitsverklärung a further function. We meet in New York Memories namely Anna and Claudia again, then two of the protagonists. The two has done him good, that they have established themselves in Manhattan and Harlem. Even at their stories and reflections can be read that Praunheim film is much more than just a memory. He is a current inventory. (Peter Gutting) The movie will start in 2010 in German cinemas, an exact launch date has not yet been determined.   Title: New York Memories Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 2010 Length: 89 (Min.) Distribution: -based film distribution

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